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16.616 Indian Country Alcohol and Drug Prevention

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

AUTHORIZATION:

Department of Justice Appropriations Act of 2001, as enacted by Section 1(a) of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act of 2001, Public Law 106-533, and as amended by Section 1(a)(4) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001, Public Law 106-554.
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To assist tribal governments in the development and implementation of programs to reduce alcohol abuse and crime.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

These funds will be made available to federally recognized Indian Tribal governments for the development and implementation of alcohol and crime prevention and intervention programs, including law enforcement.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments are eligible to apply for and receive funds under this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments.

Credentials/Documentation:   Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   The standard application forms as furnished by the federal agency and required by the Common Rule, must be used for this program. Awards through this program will be competitive, based upon the extent and the urgency of the need of each applicant.

Award Procedure:   Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by duly authorized representative and returned to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Deadlines:   Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Applications will generally be approved or denied within 90 days of the receipt of a completed application.

Appeals:   See 28 CFR Part 28 for standards.

Renewals:   Any further grant awards are dependent on further funding and grant performance.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Generally one per year, however, they could vary depending on program goals and objectives.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions, financial reports are due quarterly and progress reports are due semi-annually. In some cases, evaluation reports may be required.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in federal awards are exempt from federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:   Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all programs transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   15-0404-0-1-754.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $129,000; FY 02 est $9,848,400; and FY 03 est $4,989,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Program announcement contains information regarding the range and average level of financial assistance. Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and/or www.bja.gov.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Not applicable as the program is still under development.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide and Handbook 4500.2C, Policies and Procedures for the Administration of OJP Grants, are applicable.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Trish Thackston U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 810 7th Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 616-6500

Web Site Address:  
https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=63

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

None.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

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