The Recovery Act - Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program provides resources to allow eligible American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to construct correctional facilities on tribal lands, with consideration given to the detention bed space needs and the violent crime statistics of
the applicant tribe or village.

The grant program will allow eligible tribes to apply for a grant within one or more of four categories: (1) construction of tribal detention facilities; (2) construction of multipurpose justice centers; (3) renovation of existing detention facilities; and (4) construction of alternative sentencing facilities and supervision of offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction.

In addition to fulfilling program-specific purposes, projects funded under the Recovery Act should be designed to further one or more of the general purposes of the Recovery Act, which are to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, or other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local tax increases.

For additional information on Office of Justice Programs Recovery Act Grant Programs, please visit the OJP website at .
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Examples of grants made under the Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands grant program include regional detention centers and tribes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs priority list for new construction.

Please visit web site for current information.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

To the extent (if any) that this Recovery Act program permits recipients to use funds for construction, renovation, or related projects, the recipient should be aware that special restrictions may be applicable under particular sections of the Recovery Act.

For example, see section 1605 of the Recovery Act (Buy American), section 1606 (wage rate requirements), section 1602 (preference for quick-start activities), and section 1554 (special contracting rules).

Recipients should also be aware of the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.

Under the Recovery Act, funds may not be used by any State or local government, or any private entity, for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool.

Additional government-wide guidance that applies to Recovery Act programs may become available that could affect proposal narratives, time lines, budget requests, certifications and other matters, including appropriate uses of funds and restrictions on uses of funds.

Interested applicants are encouraged to regularly check the OJP website for further information and updates.

All recipients of any funding under the Recovery Act will be required to follow any and all applicable provisions of government-wide guidance that may be issued pursuant to the Recovery Act, even if that guidance is not reflected in this CFDA posting.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations): Community Development (includes Federal surplus property)

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments


Each applicant must submit a completed application that meets the requirements that are specified in law, the program solicitation, and the program guidance. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications are submitted online through the Office of Justice Programs Grant Management System (GMS) at and must follow the criteria outlined in the solicitation as well as any additional program language

Award Procedures

Successful applicants are notified via GMS. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, (the "Recovery Act"); Section 20109 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13709).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Percent: 10.%. The Federal share of a grant- funded project may not exceed 90 percent of the total costs of the project. Match may be cash or in-kind. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards will be made for between 18 and 60 months, based on the type of construction/renovation involved in the project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements


Additionally, pursuant to the Recovery Act, certain financial and programmatic progress reports (including complete performance measure data) are required to be submitted by each recipient of funds to OJP within 10 calendar days of the end of each calendar quarter, throughout the life of the grant.

Reports should be submitted beginning July 10, 2009.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

Additionally, pursuant to the Recovery Act, certain financial and programmatic progress reports (including complete performance measure data) are required to be submitted by each recipient of funds to OJP within 10 calendar days of the end of each calendar quarter, throughout the life of the grant.

Reports should be submitted beginning July 10, 2009.

Performance Measures: To fulfill the requirements of the Recovery Act and assist in fulfilling the Department s responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation must provide data that measures the results of their work.


This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice"s Office of the Inspector General, State or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must


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



(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $225,000,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide, the Recovery Act - Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands program solicitation; application OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.RCFR.).
Additional government-wide guidance pertinent to Recovery Act programs is available on

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Bureau of Justice Assistance Policy Office, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington 20531 Email: Phone: (202-) 616-6500 or (1-866-) 859-

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Projects are selected on the basis of need for correctional facility space, demonstrated ability to operate the facilities, soundness of implementation plan, thoroughness of budget submission, and proposed strategy to measure impact/outcomes. Additionally, BJA considers BIA s priority list for facilities that are in need of repair or new construction.

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