In addition, the agreement maintains additional security measures and buffets before a domestic violence offense is distracted by the state court. (Anchorage, AK) – The state recently received a $900,000 federal grant to support the implementation of the Civil Diversion Agreement with more Alaskan tribes. Starting in 2014, the state began working with tribes and tribal organizations to develop a model agreement that would allow certain offenses to be escalated to a lower level to a tribal court for civil appeal. Federal money is allocated in sub-grants to tribes to establish the agreement and provide tribal courts with the support they need to effectively handle these new cases. $10 million in federal funding used by Senator Lisa Murkowski came into effect last summer and helped revitalize tribal courts.