Ore. tribes get $5.8M in public safety fed grants

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland says Oregon's American Indian tribes will receive a $5.8 million grant to bolster public safety on the nation's reservations.

The grant is part of $120 million in federal money some 150 American Indian tribes are getting to share. The grants were announced Wednesday.

The Oregon tribes receiving the federal money are the Burns Paiute Tribe; Confederated Tribes of Coos; Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians; Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation; Coquille Indian Tribe; and The Klamath Tribes in Oregon.

The money will go toward methamphetamine enforcement; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.