TOPEKA, KAN. – Two Kansas Indian tribes will receive a total of more than $2 million in Department of Justice grants for public safety, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said today.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi will receive $841,082 from the Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program and $694,698 from Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program Awards.
The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska will receive $505,757 from Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program Awards.
“These funds will assist these important tribes and their leaders in Kansas in their efforts to protect and support the victims and survivors of violence, to hold violent actors responsible and to prevent future violence by addressing the causes of violence in their communities,” McAllister said.
The grants are part of a Justice Department announcement that it has awarded more than $295.8 million nationally to improve public safety, serve victims of crime and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.