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Five Montana Indian tribes and two Montana state agencies have been awarded Department of Justice grants totaling $6,631,190 to support services to victims. The funding is from the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC).

“These funds are focused on providing culturally-appropriate victim services in Indian Country communities, which experience far too much domestic and violent crime. The funds also will enhance State Victim Compensation payments to eligible crime victims. As we recognize November as National Native American Heritage Month, we need to support and highlight the work being done to help victims of violence, sexual assault and child abuse,” Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Individual tribes or organizations receiving funds for Fiscal Year 2021 from the Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Grant Program: Victim Services Projects include $543,066 to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Nation.

OVC also awarded funds through the Victim of Crime Act, Victim Compensation Formula Grant program. The agencies include $609,000 for the Montana Department of Justice and $3,789,977 for the Montana Department of Corrections.

More information on the grant funding is available from web resources at Awards List | Funding | Office for Victims of Crime (ojp.gov).

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