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Oklahoma Tribes Receive $18M In Federal Grants

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Fifteen Oklahoma tribes will split $18 million in federal grants to address issues such as substance abuse, violence against women and community policing.

The U.S. Justice Department announced the grants this week.

The Quapaw Tribe will receive the largest grant, with $3.9 million earmarked for corrections and alternative programs to incarceration. The tribe also will receive almost $450,000 to address alcohol and substance abuse and more than $230,000 for policing.

R. Trent Shores is the U.S. Attorney in Tulsa. He says reducing gangs and gun crimes is important to protect tribal communities. He says it's also important to address mental health and substance abuse issues.

The grants are a part of more than $100 million given to 125 tribes across the U.S.

Cherokee Nation (total: $3,087,900)

  •  Public Safety and Community Policing: $565,241 
  • Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning: $74,995 
  • Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $749,993 
  • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $898,100 
  • Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: $449,925 
  • Tribal Youth Program: $349,646 

 
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (total: $1,994,588)                   

  •  Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $897,851 
  • Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: $449,999 
  • Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts: $350,000 
  • Tribal Youth Program: $296,738 

 
Citizen Potawatomi Nation (total: $1,098,106)  

  • Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $749,593 
  • Tribal Youth Program: $348,513 

 
Comanche Nation (total: $749,348)

  •  Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $749,348 

 
Delaware Tribe of Indians (total: $424,845)

  • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $424,845 

 
Muscogee Creek Nation (total: $803,912)

  • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $803,912 

 
Pawnee Nation (total: $700,000)

  • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $700,000 

 
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma (total: $1,800,000)     

  • Corrections and Correctional Alternatives: $1,000,000 
  • Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: $450,000 
  • Tribal Youth Program: $350,000 

 
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (total: $4,590,422)

  • Public Safety and Community Policing: $232,929 
  • Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $446,714 
  • Corrections and Correctional Alternatives: $3,910,779 

 
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (total: $900,000)

  • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $900,000 

 
Seneca Cayuga Nation (total: $825,000) 

  • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $825,000 

 
Wyandotte Nation (total: $200,189) 

  • Public Safety and Community Policing: $200,189

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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