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Title: Juvenile Justice Native American Pass-Through Grant Program
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
General Government Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Azimuth Inc.
Fairmont, WV 26554
US Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 20548
Publication Number: GAO/GGD-94-86FS
Sale Source: Azimuth Inc.
1000 Technology Drive, Suite 3120
Fairmont, WV 26554
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet provides information on the Native American Pass-Through Grant Program, which is part of the Federal assistance provided to State and local programs to improve their juvenile justice systems.
Abstract: This report describes how the pass-through grant program works, presents the funding amounts that the States and Indian tribes received under this program for fiscal years 1991 through 1993, and provides examples of how some tribes used the funds. The amount of pass-through funds available to Indian tribes is based on the proportion of the State's population under 18 years old that resides in those geographic areas where tribes perform law enforcement functions. Indian tribes that perform law enforcement functions can receive funds from a State's Indian pass- through amount and also from the State's general formula grant funds. Those tribes not eligible to receive pass- through funds because they do not perform law enforcement functions can only receive funds from State general formula grant funds. The review of the files of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's files for the 49 States that received formula grant funds during fiscal year 1991 identified 23 States that had Indian tribes eligible for pass-through funds. The survey of officials from the 23 States with eligible Indian tribes showed that 12 States awarded tribes with funds that met or exceeded the minimum estimated amount for at least one fiscal year between 1991 and 1993. Five States awarded the full amount requested by Indian tribes in their States. One State recently received its fiscal year 1991 formula grant funds and reported to the U.S. General Accounting Office that pass-through funds would not be awarded to the Indian tribes until later this year. Five States did not award their Indian tribes with pass-through funds in any of the three years. Appended supplementary information
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): American Indians; Grants or contracts; Indian affairs; Indian justice
Note: Fact sheet for the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
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