Five North Coast tribes get federal funds for law enforcement
The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded five North Coast Indian tribes $5.2 million for combating crime and assisting crime victims, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, announced Friday.
The grant funds can be used to bolster tribal police departments, enhance justice systems and substance abuse prevention programs, and address violence against women.
The recipients include three tribes in Mendocino County. The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians will receive almost $1.8 million, the Round Valley Indian Tribes will receive $668,816 and the Coyote Valley Band of Indians will get $150,906, Huffman’s office reported.
The Yurok Tribe, the state’s largest, located in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, has been allotted $1.4 million and the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Humboldt County will receive $1.2 million.
The money will help the tribe hire police officers, assist victims and make tribal lands safer, Huffman said.