Improvement and Repair of Indian Detention Facilities


To provide safe, functional, code and standards compliant, economical, and energy-efficient adult and/or juvenile detention facilities.Additional objectives for ARRA-funded projects include having a demonstrated or potential ability to deliver programmatic results, optimizing economic activity and the number of jobs created or saved, achieving long-term public benefits from improved detention facilities, infrastructure, fostering energy independence.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
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.Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988, as amended, Public Law 100-297, 25 U.S. C. 2501 et seq TCSA; American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (ARRA).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or Tribal Organizations who have a prioritized Facilities Improvement and Repair and for which funds have been specifically approved through the appropriation process or for which ARRA funds have been allocated.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments in Bureau owned or funded Law Enforcement/Detention Facilities.
When an eligible project has been identified, the Tribe or Tribal Organization is invited to submit an initial application accompanied by a copy of the authorizing resolution from the Federal Recognized Indian Tribal Government to be served. If a currently effective authorizing resolution covering the scope of a project has already been provided, a reference to that resolution is acceptable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For a Self-Determination Contract (or Grant), applications are filed in accordance with 25 CFR Part 900 "Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act."
Award Procedure
Although eligible applicants do not compete for awards, an award to a particular entity is not mandatory because requirements related to the scope of the project work, project cost, and other compliance measurements must be agreed to before funding is provided to the recipient. For non-ARRA-funded projects, projects representing the greatest needs at detention and related facilities are prioritized as part of the process of obtaining Congressional appropriations to fund the projects. Funds must be appropriated before any project awards can be made, and a change in priorities may require Congressional consultation and, for some projects above a certain dollar amount, Congressional approval of the reprogramming of funding to a different project. For ARRA-funded projects, a similar prioritization of projects representing greatest needs was implemented, resulting in the identification of projects eligible to receive ARRA funds, followed by communication with prospective recipients of the availability of ARRA funds for the identified projects. For both ARRA-funded and non-ARRA funded projects, the award of a self-determination contract is made in accordance with the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part 900 "Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act." ARRA projects also are subject to additional requirements related to performance, funding, and compliance through implementation of ARRA in the areas of transparency and reporting, oversight, risk accountability, accelerated timeframes and other statutory objectives.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days for Self-Determination Contracts.
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR Part 900.
For non-ARRA funded projects, depending upon the size and complexity of the overall construction, improvement or repair project it may take several increments of funding assistance to complete the entire projects; often an initial award is issued as a new contract with second and subsequent funding increments issued as renewals to existing contracts. ARRA funds are for one-time specific projects that must be started and completed expeditiously.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria to evaluate projects emphasize eliminating critical health and safety related deficiencies and reducing the substantial backlog of needed improvement and repairs. Projects are prioritized on a Bureau-wide basis using a computerized formula that evaluates the seriousness of the deficiencies and the relative risks of those deficiencies to facility users. To be considered it is essential that the deficiencies and projects for a Bureau funded facility be identified in the automated inventory of Bureau facilities. In addition there are limited funds provided under this program to address safety and health deficiencies on an immediate or interim basis as well as funds for emergency repairs under certain conditions, and for other purposes. For more information on these other or Facilities Improvement and repair projects, contact the Headquarters Office listed above.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
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 remain available until expended in accordance with the terms of the award. No ARRA funding will be awarded after September 30, 2010. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV.
Headquarters Office
Juanita Mendoza
1849 C Street, N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: 2022083559
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $5,000,000.00; FY 20 est $2,500,000.00; FY 17 FY 16 - Facility Improvement and Repair
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Facilities Improvement and Repair: The amount of financial assistance can range significantly from a few thousand dollars to approximately $3 million. There are several categories of projects that are included under Facilities Improvement and Repair, such as, Emergency, Roofing and Environmental. The average amount of financial assistance can vary depending on the category. ARRA-funded projects range from less than $1.1 million to $1.6 Million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 900 "Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act," 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C "Uniform Administrative Requirement for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments," OMB Circulars No. A-87, "Cost Principals for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments," A-122, "Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations," 2009Certificate of Occupancy requirements dated April 15, 2004, and Bureau of Indian Affairs applicable codes, standards and policies (revision date September 11, 2009), and Federal Government and Departmental Environmental and Sustainable building requirements.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.


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