The Puyallup Tribal Council has been awarded more than $2.5 million in safety and justice grants by the federal Department of Justice.
The federal agency announced the grant funding Wednesday, as part of $90 million awarded to 110 American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia and tribal designated non-profits.
Puyallup tribe spokesman John Weymer said Wednesday evening that he could not say what the funding would be used for, without permission of the Tribal Council.
Of the $2,586,479 awarded to the Puyallup Tribal Council, the list of grants on the DOJ website broke down the grants as follows:
• Public Safety and Community Policing: $998,011
• Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning: $72,527
• Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $628,807
• Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $100,000
• Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities: $369,805
• Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: $417,329