Justice System Infrastructure Program for Indian Tribes
Goals: The Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP) provides grant funding to support the physical tribal justice infrastructure capacity needs of Indian Country by 1) enhancing conditions that address staff/resident/detainee/inmate safety and security issues and 2) adding capacity for rehabilitative services, enhancing facility service/function capacity, implementing correctional alternative programs, or establishing community-based programs to reduce the recidivism rates for offenders who are subject to tribal jurisdiction. Objectives: To renovate, expand, or replace the following types of tribal justice system facilities to address single-jurisdiction or regional physical justice system infrastructure needs: - Tribal correctional facilities, - police departments, - courts, - correctional alternative facilities, - treatment centers, - 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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
As of FY 2009, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has funded 73 new construction, renovation, and expansion tribal justice system facility projects under the Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP). The range of projects funded include detention centers, police departments, multi-purpose justice centers, treatment facilities, courts, and transitional living facilities. As of July 2017, 47 of these projects have been completed and 26 are still in progress.Fiscal Year 2018
As of FY 2009, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has funded 79 new construction, renovation, and expansion tribal justice system facility projects under the Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP). The range of projects funded include detention centers, police departments, multi-purpose justice centers, treatment facilities, courts, and transitional living facilities. In FY 2018, BJA received 31 applications and anticipates awarding 9 projects
An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice for the current fiscal year.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally recognized Indian tribes may apply.
Federally recognized Indian tribes may apply.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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. Applications are submitted through OJP's Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/gmsexternal/. BJA will use external peer reviewers to evaluate, score, and rate the applications submitted under this solicitation that meet eligibility and basic minimum requirements. An external peer reviewer is an expert in the field of the subject matter of a given grant program who is not a current federal employee. Peer reviewers' ratings and any resulting recommendations are advisory only, although their views are considered carefully. Past performance with DOJ grant funding will be considered in this review process.
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. Recipients will be required to log in; accept any outstanding assurances and certifications on the award; designate a financial point of contact; and review, sign, and accept the award. The award acceptance process involves physical signature of the award document by the authorized recipient official and the scanning of the fully executed award document to DOJ.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
How are proposals selected?
Past projects were selected on the basis of need for a justice system facility, 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 renovation. Peer reviewers will be reviewing the applications submitted under this solicitation that meet eligibility and basic minimum requirements. BJA will use external peer reviewers to review the applications under this solicitation. An external peer reviewer is an expert in the field of the subject matter of a given grant program who is not a current federal employee. Applications that meet eligibility and basic minimum requirements will be evaluated, scored, and rated by peer reviewers. Peer reviewers' ratings and any resulting recommendations are advisory only, although their views are considered carefully. Past performance with DOJ grant funding will be considered in this review process.
How may assistance be used?
The Grant Program for Indian Tribes may be used to assist Indian tribes in renovating, replacing, and/or expanding tribal justice facilities to serve both adult and juvenile populations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, 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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds for each fiscal year will be awarded for a period of up to 48 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20531 US
(202) 616-6500 or 1-866-859-2687
(Project Grants) FY 18$9,706,336.00; FY 19 FY 20 est $5,000,000.00; FY 17$8,684,426.00; - 7% Tribal Set-Aside (also known as Indian Country Prison Grants and Indian Assistance )
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Approximately $9,000,000 is available under this program each FY. Suggested award amounts range between $1,000,000 (single jurisdiction projects) and $4,000,000 (multiple jurisdictional projects).
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.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
BJA funded six applicants to strengthen justice system capacity through the renovation or expansion of multi-purpose justice centers, courts, police departments, a regional treatment facility, and a transitional living facility.Fiscal Year 2018
In FY 18, BJA fund nine applicants to strengthen justice system capacity the renovation, expansion, or replacement (prefabricated or permanent modular buildings) projects to include four courts, three multi-purpose justice centers, one detention center, and one residential treatment facility.Fiscal Year 2019
In FY 19, BJA will fund up to nine applicants to strengthen justice system capacity through the renovation, expansion, or replacement (prefabricated or permanent modular buildings) of tribal justice facilities to include courts, multi-purpose justice centers, police departments, treatment centers, transitional living facilities, and detention centers.