Structural Fire Protection-Bureau of Indian Affairs Facilities
To provide for the installation of fire protection and prevention equipment in schools, dormitories, detention centers and other BIA facilities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use.
Funds were used to retrofit smoke detectors, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems in identified schools, dormitories, and other Bureau facilities and used to replace fire trucks.
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Tribal Organizations, including School Boards, who have a prioritized Fire Protection project for which funds have been appropriated.
Indian children attending Bureau owned or funded primary and secondary schools and/or residing in Bureau owned or funded dormitories and occupants and visitors of detention centers and other BIA facilities.
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?
An informal conference with a Bureau agency representative is strongly recommended to determine the application and award procedures to be followed. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Applications must be filed in accordance with 25 CFR Part 900 "Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act," 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments," or the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq., as applicable.
Fire protection projects have been identified and prioritized. Funds must be appropriated before the award can be made. The award is made in accordance with the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part 900 "Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act," 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments," or the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq., as applicable.
Applications must be submitted in accordance with applicable procedures.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days or as provided under applicable procedures.
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 are for one-time projects. Depending upon the size and complexity of the project, it may take a couple of increments of funding assistance to complete the project. The initial award is issued as a new contract/grant, with second and any subsequent funding increments issued as renewals to existing contracts/grants.
How are proposals selected?
Projects have been identified and prioritized based on assessed risk to occupants. Dormitories and schools housing Indian children were given highest priority. Applicants must have a prioritized project. For more information contact the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog or the Structural Fire Protection Program Manager at the location shown under "Headquarters Office."
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for training, breathing apparatus equipment; other equipment such as hoses; fire trucks; protective clothing for fire personnel; installation of fire sprinkles and fire/smoke alarms in schools and dormitories; and support other fire protection and preventive measures.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Financial status reports, SF 269A, are required. Program accomplishment reporting requirements will be negotiated with the Self-Determination contractor/grantee.
For awards made under this program grantees/contractors are responsible for obtaining audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.).
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
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds remain available until expended in accordance with the terms of the award.
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 representative or education program administrator as listed in Appendix IV.
Structural Fire Protection Program Manager; Office of Facilities Management and Construction, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 201 Third Street, NW, Suite 500, P. O. Box 1248, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Telephone: (505) 346-6522. Use the same number for FTS.
(Total Amount of Awards) FY 07 $532,960; FY 08 est $532,960; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$5,000 to $250,000; $120,000.
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 Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments," or the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq., as applicable; OMB Circulars A-87, "Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments," A-122, "Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations," A-21, "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions," as applicable; and Bureau of Indian Affairs Manual, Chapter 25, Supplements 18 and 19; National Fire Protection Association Standards.
Examples of Funded Projects
Installation or repair of sprinkler systems; installation of smoke detectors; installation or repair of fire alarm systems; acquisition/replacement of fire extinguishers; replacement of fire trucks.