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Maine tribes get assistance to improve public safety

September 21, 2018

PLEASANT POINT, Maine (AP) — Three American Indian tribal groups in Maine will benefit from more than $100 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice designed to improve public safety in native communities around the country.

The grants are also intended to assist victims of crime, stop violence against women and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The Aroostook Band of Micmacs and Penobscot Nation are both slated to receive about $900,000 for programs that address violence against women. The Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe is scheduled to receive about $750,000 for justice and drug and alcohol abuse programs.

The grants are being awarded to 133 American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages are other tribal groups.

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