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Wisconsin tribes receive $8M in federal public-safety grants

Eight Wisconsin tribes will receive more than $8 million from the U.S. Department of Justice for public safety and supporting victims of crime.

The Department of Justice announced the awards on Friday. The grants were awarded as follows:

  • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
    • Total Award: $1,717,145
    • Programs Funded: Corrections and Correctional Alternatives, Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program and Tribal Victim Services Program
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community
    • Total Award: $718,910
    • Program Funded: Tribal Victim Services Program
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
    • Total Award: $573,400
    • Program Funded: Corrections and Correctional Alternatives
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
    • Total Award: $900,000
    • Program Funded: Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program
  • Oneida Nation
    • Total Award: $1,102,747
    • Programs Funded: Public Safety and Community Policing and Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
    • Total Award: $1,957,170
    • Programs Funded: Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Corrections and Correctional Alternatives and Tribal Victim Services Program
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
    • Total Award: $717,261
    • Program Funded: Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Stockbridge Munsee Community
    • Total Award: $372,700
    • Program Funded: Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program

These grants are part of $273.4 million that’s being used to improve public safety, help victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programs in 149 American Indian and Alaska Native communities throughout the U.S.

About Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at mpaukner@wislawjournal.com.

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