Ten Northern California Native American communities have received grants as part of a $295.8 million program to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Northern District of California announced.
The 10 tribes within that San Francisco-based district were awarded 18 grants making up $10,592,453 of the national total, more than double the funding awarded in 10 grants to six tribes in the Northern District in 2019, the DOJ said.
The regional tribes to receive grants are the Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, the Cahto Tribe of Laytonville Rancheria, the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Yurok Tribe, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, the Wiyot Tribe, the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians, the Karuk Tribe, and the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria.
“American Indian and Alaska Native communities experience rates of violent crime and domestic abuse that are among the highest in the nation,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The awards announced today underscore the Department of Justice’s deep commitment to improving public safety in tribal communities throughout the United States. This administration will continue to work closely with our tribal partners to guarantee that they have the resources they need to combat violence and bring criminals to justice.”