LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal Justice Department says two Native American tribes in northern Nevada are getting more than $1.8 million in grants to pay for crime prevention and law enforcement programs.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California are expected to use the grants for public safety, community policing and programs aimed at reducing violence against women.

The number of tribes getting the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation grants is down from last year, but the amount is up.

Four Nevada tribes received $1.2 million in 2012.

In 2011, five Nevada tribes received $3.6 million.

The Justice Department says 192 grants totaling more than $90 million are being made this year to more than 110 American Indian and Alaska Native nations.

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