Juvenile Detention Education


The Juvenile Detention Education Program was designed to provide education services to detained and incarcerated youth in the 24 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) funded juvenile detention centers (JDCs).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: Eighteen of the BIA-funded juvenile detention centers received funds through contracts or grants. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.; Public Law 103-413, Title II Tribal Self- Governance Act; Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.; Tribally Controlled Schools Act, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with BIA-funded JDCs.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Children between the ages of 5 and 21 who are members of or are at least a one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The Tribe should contact the Education Line Officer.
Award Procedure
Education funds for JDCs are included in the recipient Tribe’s Public Law 93-638 contract or Public Law 103-413, Title II Tribal Self-Governance Act Grant.
Oct 01, 2011 October 01, 2011: Eligible detention centers should notify BIE of their need for juvenile detention funds.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications by Tribal governments to administer the program will be processed within 90 days.
Tribal Governments wishing to appeal should write to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education. Appeals beyond this level are covered by 25 CFR Part 2.
Awards to Tribal Governments to administer the program may be renewed every year based upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. A notice of intent to participate should be submitted yearly.
How are proposals selected?
Bureau funded juvenile detention centers with detained and incarcerated American Indian and Alaska Native juveniles are eligible for funds.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used to provide educational services to detained and incarcerated Indian youth in BIA funded JDCs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Detention centers receiving juvenile detention funds are to submit an annual report by October 31 each year of their education related juvenile detention activities and expenditures. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required. Performance monitoring is applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis based on satisfactory performance, and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor or grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Jeffrey Hamley Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, BIA Building 2, 1011 Indian School Road, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 332, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 Email: jeffrey.hamley@bie.edu Phone: (505) 563-5250
Website Address
http://www.BIE.EDU; http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 10 $620,000; FY 11 est $620,000; and FY 12 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In Fiscal Year 2010 the average grant/and contract was $34,444, minimum grant was $19,000, maximum grant was $56,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the BIE Education Line Officers.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: The Gila River JDC received $55,000. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available.


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