Domestic Violence Prevention Month: Feds Award $21 Million to Tribal Efforts
The federal government is awarding nearly $21 million to 136 tribes and tribal organizations—serving 274 tribes in all—to address domestic violence.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Indian Health Service (IHS) announced the grant on October 1, the beginning of National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. The funds will “support tribal domestic violence victims and organizations in American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the nation,” the government said in a statement. “These funds will help to strengthen tribal responses to domestic violence and emphasize public awareness, advocacy, and policy, training, and technical assistance.”