Correctional Grant Program for Indian Tribes

To assist Indian tribes with the construction of jails on tribal lands for the incarceration of offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction.


Examples of Funded Projects

Examples of grants made under the tribal grant program include regional detention centers and tribes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs priority list for new construction.


Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.



Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Grant Program for Indian Tribes may be used to assist Indian tribes in developing or expanding jail facilities for both adult and juvenile offenders.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Indian tribes may apply.

An Indian tribe is defined as any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe pursuant to Public Law 103-454, 108 Stat.

4791, and which performs law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Indian tribes may apply. An Indian tribe is defined as any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe pursuant to Public Law 103-454, 108 Stat. 4791, and which performs law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

Credentials/Documentation

The applicant must submit a completed Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), including signed assurances that it will comply with statutory and administrative requirements. The applicant is also required to submit a description of the program, the implementation process, and a timetable for implementation.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Targeted tribes are invited to submit applications for construction of juvenile correctional facilities.

Award Procedures

A letter with copies of the grant award are sent to the applicant agency upon approval by the Office of Justice Programs. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996, Section 114, Public Law 104-134; Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Title II, Subtitle A, Public Law 103-322, 105 Stat. 1796, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 13701 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Renewals are subject to appropriation and program priorities.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The Federal share of a grant-funded program may not exceed 90 percent of the total costs of the project.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds for each fiscal year will be awarded for a period of 24 months.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semi-annual financial and progress reports are required.

Audits

All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year. Performance Measures: To assist in fulfilling the Department's responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), P.L. 103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Records

In accordance with the requirement set forth in 28 CFR, Parts 66 and 70, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-1-754.

Obigations

FY 07 $8,885,052; FY 08 $8,630,000; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

None.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program Guidance Application Kit and the OJP Financial Guide.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531. Contact: Robert Brown, Senior Policy Advisor. Telephone: (202) 616-6500.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Past projects were selected on the basis of need for correctional facility space for tribal youth and demonstrated ability to operate the facilities.



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