Hopland Band of Pomo and other North Coast tribes receive $3.3 million for public safety

By Kate B. Maxwell | September 20, 2018


MENDOCINO CO., 9/21/18 — The Hopland Band of Pomo will receive $265,539 in federal funds towards public safety as part of $113 million in grants going to 133 tribal recipients from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In Northern California, a total of $3.3 million is being given to recipients including the Hopland Band of Pomo, Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Yorok Tribe, and the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria.

The DOJ is also in the process of increasing grant funding to assist victims of crimes in tribal communities through providing funding for increased resources, services, along with technical assistance. The new program will specifically set aside over $133 million in funds to support victims, which DOJ staff noted was intended to assist violent crime and domestic violence survivors in tribal communities throughout the U.S.

Here’s the full press release from the DOJ:


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