The Quinault Indian Nation and the Shoalwater Bay Tribe are among the tribal communities who will share more than $17 million in grants.
U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran announced the more than $17 million in Department of Justice grants to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, and support youth programs in tribal communities in the Western District of Washington.
A total of more than $103 million is being awarded to tribes across the country under the Justice Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).
The Quinault Indian Nation will receive $3 million for victim services, while the Shoalwater Bay Tribe will see over $400,000 in funding for the same services.
CTAS supports activities that enhance law enforcement and tribal justice practices, expand victim services, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts. CTAS grants are administered by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) ($41.5 million), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) ($39.1 million), and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) ($22.5 million).
An additional $113 million is being awarded to 133 applicants nationwide under the Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program. This program, managed by OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime, is designed to help tribes develop, expand, and improve services to victims of crime and promote other public safety initiatives.
In addition to the CTAS and Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside awards, the Office on Violence Against Women is making additional tribal awards of more than $31 million to support a wide range of efforts to address the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.
Additional awards to support tribal public safety efforts are being made by OJP and the COPS Office. These grants will provide community policing training and other training and technical assistance. Awards will also address the needs of tribal youth, fund tribal reentry efforts, help tribes combat substance abuse and manage sex offenders, and support tribal research. In addition, funds support efforts in 17 tribal communities to address the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19.
The following tribes in the Western District of Washington received funding under the CTAS program:
A full listing of all the announced CTAS awards is available here.
The tribes receiving grants for victim services include:
A full listing of all Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program awards is available here.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.
Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or [email protected].