- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department says two Maine tribes are getting grants totaling more than $2 million.

Officials say the Aroostook Band of Micmacs has been awarded $894,553 for its Violence Against Women Tribal Government Program. The Penobscot Nation was awarded $876,889 for its Violence Against Women Tribal Government Program and $307,891 for its Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts.

Todd Lowell, the U.S. attorney’s tribal liaison in Maine, said the grants “will undoubtedly help make these two Maine tribal communities safer and healthier.”

The grants were announced last week at the 2015 Tribal Leader Briefing, sponsored by the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C.

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