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15.063 Improvement and Repair of Indian Detention Facilities
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq., as amended, Title IV; Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994, Public Law 103-413.
To provide safe, functional, code and standards compliant, economical, and energy-efficient adult and/or juvenile detention facilities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are provided for advanced planning, design, and construction for facilities improvement and repair to Bureau detention facilities (e.g. renovations, improvements, demolitions, or additions) when economically justified with emphasis on addressing critical health and safety needs identified in Bureau safety reports and meeting emergency needs.
Applicant Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments who have a prioritized Facilities Improvement and Repair project for a Bureau detention facility for which funds have been appropriated.
Pre-application Coordination: An informal conference with BIA agency representatives is recommended. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial status reports, SF 269A, are required. Program progress reporting requirements will be negotiated with the Self- Determination contractor/grantee.
Account Identification: 14-2301-0-1-452.
Funds are used to address environmental projects, asbestos abatement, minor repairs, emergency repairs, and safety and health and other code deficiencies.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR, Part 900, Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments; Bureau of Indian Affairs Manual, Chapter 25, Supplements 18 and 19; Indian Affairs Manual, Chapter 40, Law Enforcement and Detention; and BIA's Adult Detention Handbook, Juvenile Detention Handbook, and/or Model Inmate Handbook, as applicable.
Regional or Local Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The emphasis of this program is to remedy life safety and health related deficiencies in existing facilities. An emergency stand-by generator to power security systems and enlargement of exercise yard to comply with program requirements were done at a detention facility in Arizona. Another project at a Montana detention facility addressed miscellaneous life safety, handicap, and environmental deficiencies including installation of rest rooms to accommodate the handicapped, new electrical wiring, and asbestos removal. A project at a facility in New Mexico included heating and cooling system improvements, site drainage, and a new back- up generator to power security systems.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Criteria to evaluate Bureau owned and operated detention facilities for prioritization emphasize eliminating critical health and safety-related deficiencies. For more information on the priority ranking process for Facilities Improvement and Repair of Bureau owned and operated detention facilities, contact the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog or the Headquarters Offices listed above.