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US Justice Department Awards $950,000 To 2 Kansas Tribes

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The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $950,000 in public safety grants to two Native American tribes in Kansas.

The grants are among 206 national awards totaling more than $97 million announced Wednesday for Native American tribes.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports about $875,000 of the grants will go to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska for various causes including alcohol and substance abuse, prevention of violence against women and tribal government programs.

About $75,000 will go to the Prairie Band Pottawatomie Nation for tribal justice systems planning.