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Ho-Chunk Nation awarded $27,000 grant

BARABOO (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's Attorney General awarded $27,408 in law enforcement grants to Sauk County and the Ho Chunk Nation.

The money is part of a cooperative grant program aimed at focusing on areas that need more law enforcement.

The program funds a variety of law enforcement services to Native American communities across Wisconsin.  Grants pay for police patrol, investigation, crime prevention, K-9 units and information technology.  Awards have also funded law enforcement training, alternatives to drug and gang involvement, diversity training and emergency/rescue equipment.   The money can go to the County Sheriff's Department or local Tribal Police.

This year, 19 programs received funding.  That's the most in the 22-year history of the program.  Total awards top $700,000.

Below is a list of all of the program awards for the year.

  • Ashland Bad River Chippewa $54,007
  • Barron St. Croix Chippewa $14,252
  • Bayfield Red Cliff Chippewa $55,729
  • Brown Oneida Nation $39,763
  • Burnett St. Croix Chippewa $12,928
  • Forest Potawatomi $41,212
  • Forest Sokaogon Chippewa $34,236
  • Jackson Ho Chunk Nation $30,976
  • Juneau Ho Chunk Nation $35,401
  • Menominee Menominee $75,138
  • Monroe Ho Chunk Nation $23,666
  • Outagamie Oneida Nation $35,302
  • Polk St. Croix Chippewa $11,775
  • Sauk Ho Chunk Nation $27,408
  • Sawyer Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa $69,437
  • Shawano Ho Chunk Nation $17,040
  • Shawano Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican $45,251
  • Vilas Lac du Flambeau Chippewa $57,726
  • Wood Ho Chunk Nation $20,053

TOTAL $701,300

Online reporting by Julie Lund

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