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On page 77, between lines 16 and 17, insert the following:
SEC. 556. GRANTS FOR INDIAN TRIBES.
(a) Grants Authorized.--The Secretary of Homeland Security may award grants to eligible Indian tribes with lands adjacent to an international border of the United States that have been adversely affected by illegal immigration, smuggling, and drug trafficking.
(b) Eligibility.--An Indian tribe is eligible to receive a grant under this section if the Indian tribe provides officials of the Department of Homeland Security with--
(1) access to independent districts within an Indian tribe with land adjacent to an international border of the United States for placement of equipment;
(2) authority to construct adequate patrol roads on tribal lands; and
(3) authority to install necessary physical barriers on tribal lands.
(c) Use of Grant Funds.--Grants awarded under this section shall be used in areas in which the recipient tribe is cooperating with the Department of Homeland to support--
(1) law enforcement;
(2) border security; and
(3) environmental and tribal preservation efforts, if necessary.
(d) Appropriation.--There is appropriated $5,000,000 for grants under this section.
(e) Offset.--The amount appropriated under title I for departmental management and operations is hereby reduced by $5,000,000.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 8, 2009.)