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16.596 Justice System Infrastructure Program for Indian Tribes

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, CORRECTIONS PROGRAMS OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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.
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To renovate and/or expand buildings to enhance conditions in or to change the use of a building to any of the following purposes:
  • single-jurisdiction or regional Tribal correctional facilities,
  • correctional alternative facilities,
  • multipurpose justice centers (including police departments, courts, and corrections), and
  • transitional living facilities (halfway houses) associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and/or adult offenders.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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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.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Targeted tribes are invited to submit applications for construction of juvenile correctional facilities.

Award Procedure:   Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

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 $300,000 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.

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.

Obligations:  
(Project Grants) FY 15 $7,769,646; FY 16 est $0; and FY 17 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Not available.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
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REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.

For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:  
Tribal Justice Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street, N.W.,
Washington, District of Columbia 20531
Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov
Phone: (202) 616-6500 or 1-866-859-2687

Web Site Address:  
http://www.bja.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

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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