Indian Community Fire Protection
To provide funds to perform fire protection services for Indian Tribal Governments that do not receive fire protection support from State or local government.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Fiscal Year 2017
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2016
No Information Available.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments performing fire protection services on their reservation.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.
An initial application must be accompanied by a copy of the authorizing resolution from the Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government to be served. If a currently effective authorizing resolution covering the scope of an initial contract proposal has already been provided, a reference to that resolution.
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. Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Completed applications should be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
The dollar value of the award depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days.
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR Part 900.
Awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. The amount of the award may be adjusted as a result of individual tribal priorities established in the budget formulation process.
How are proposals selected?
All applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 will be selected if the program has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through tribal participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to support staff, train volunteer fire-fighters, repair existing fire-fighting equipment, and purchase additional equipment. Funds may also be used to purchase smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fire escapes, and emergency lights for public building.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe. Contact the headquarters or regional office
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Applications should be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
1849 C Street, N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$5,569,098.00; FY 19 est $5,500,000.00; FY 20 est $5,500,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$200 to $138,000; $10,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, "Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments."
Examples of Funded Projects