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4 Nevada tribes win $6M in Justice Department victim grants

September 19, 2018

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has awarded nearly $6 million in crime victim assistance grants to four tribal entities in Nevada.

The grants are intended to help improve public safety, combat violence against women and support youth programs in American Indian communities.

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will receive the biggest grant in Nevada, $1.35 million. The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe gets $1 million, the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada $450,000 and the Moapa Band of Paiutes about $300,000.

The grants are among $113 million announced Wednesday for 133 American Indian tribes nationwide.

Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio says they are needed to help address an unacceptable level of violent crime and domestic abuse in tribal communities.

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