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ND programs to get more than $1M in federal funding

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice will award four grants to North Dakota totaling $1 million, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice will award four grants to North Dakota totaling $1 million, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
The Tribal Judicial Institute at the University of North Dakota School of Law will receive $600,000 to help Indian tribes develop their justice systems. The state Office of the Attorney General will get $453,800 to support a data-sharing program. Another $15,120 will go to assist the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation auditing project. The Bank of North Dakota will also be awarded $30,467 to provide loan repayment assistance to encourage qualified attorneys to become prosecutors.
U.S. delegation from North Dakota, including Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, said in news releases it is essential to support the justice system and encourage professionals to go into the field.
“As a former Attorney General, I know these changes won’t happen overnight, but I’m confident that with investments, such as these, we will be able to maintain North Dakotans’ high quality of life,” said Heitkamp, D-N.D.

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