Puyallup Tribe near Tacoma is receiving $3.2 million in a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for a variety of criminal justice initiatives, according to a government announcement today.

The tribe will fund programs to combat violence against wormn, and alcohol and substance abuse. There will also be programs for tribal youth and children services, along with efforts to fund community policing and correctional alternatives.

The award to Puyallup Tribe was the largest of 11 western Washington tribes and one tribal coalition to share more than $8.9 million in the federal grants.

Other regional recipients include:

  • $969,461 to Port Gamble S’Klallam
  • $560,680 to Tulalip Tribes
  • $555,848 to Squaxin Island Tribe
  • $350,000 to Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

The grants are part of a nationwide program to support public safety in Tribal communities.