Indian Law Enforcement
To provide funds to Indian Tribal Governments to operate police departments and detention facilities.
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 2016
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2017
No Information Available.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.; Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, Public Law 101-379, 25 U.S.C. 2801.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments exercising Federal criminal law enforcement authority over crimes under the Major Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. 1153) and other Federal statutes on their reservations and operating a Law Enforcement Services program.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.
Initial application must be accompanied by an authorizing resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. An informal conference with the Bureau of Indian Affairs field representative or district commander is recommended.
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 field or district office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
The dollar value of the awards depends upon the amount that had been previously prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' budget formulation process and upon identified program needs.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
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?
Applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 who exercise criminal law enforcement authority over crimes under the Major Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. 1153) and other Federal statutes and who currently operate a Law Enforcement Services program will be selected. Additional funding provided under the Initiative will be distributed on the basis of need.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for salaries and related expenses of criminal investigators, uniformed officers, detention officers, radio dispatchers, and administrative support.
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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' law enforcement field or district 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$88,933,061.00; FY 19 est $90,000,000.00; FY 20 est $90,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range is $20,000 to $20,000,000; average $200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, "Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments;" 25 CFR Parts 10, 11 and 12; Indian Affairs Manual, Chapter 40, "Law Enforcement and Detention;" and Detention and Law Enforcement Handbooks.
Examples of Funded Projects