Alaska Native entities awarded millions for public safety

Nine Alaska Native entities from the Northwest to Southeast Alaska have been awarded over $48 million to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programs.

Alaska Native communities and other tribal designees received $34.5 million through the Tribal Victim set Aside Program and $13.5 million through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, a streamlined application for tribal-specific grant programs.

Among those awarded funding were Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Inc., $3,880,000; Alaska Native Justice Center, $2,878,987; Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, $2,984,129; Fairbanks Native Association, $1,314,033; Kawerak Inc., $1,229,928; Ketchikan Indian Community, $1,186.770; Manilaq Association, $3,683,871; Sitka Tribe of Alaska, $1,453,513; and Tanana Chiefs Conference, $3,682,829.

Also funded through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Soliciation (CTAS) were the Asa’carsarmiut Tribal Council, $387,415; Koyukuk Native Village, $437,628; Manokotak Village Council, $362,390; Native Village of Fort Yukon, $390,820; Native Village of Kwinhagak, $306,123; Native Village of Napakiak, $453,859; Native village of Nunapitchuk, $465,365; Native Village of Shageluk, $413,426; Native Village of Tununak, $456,216; Nunakauyarmiut Tribe, $500,950; Tanana Chiefs Conference, $683,372; Tetlin Tribal Council, $499,043; and Village of Chefornak, $486,503.

CTAS funding helps tribes develop and strengthen their justice systems’ response to crime, while expanding services to meet community public safety needs.