The Lummi Nation is getting a federal grant to help monitor sex offenders. The U.S. Justice Department has awarded more than $217,000 for the Lummi Nation to establish a sex offender registration and notification program. The money will also be used to share information about offenders with neighboring law enforcement agencies. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan says the program will help prevent sex offenders from victimizing more people. The grant is part of more than $1 million dollars issued by the justice department to enhance sex offender monitoring programs for five native American tribes in Western Washington. The grants are designed to help tribal governments implement provisions of the sex offender registration and notification act.