Tribal Courts

To provide funds to Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments to operate a judicial branch of government.



Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.bia.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Bay Mills Indian Community $ 96,275   2018-07-182019-12-31
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation $ 73,566   2015-04-162019-09-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 37,241   2016-10-012019-09-30
Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians $ 5,014,031   2011-01-072019-09-30
Santa Ana, Pueblo Of $ 65,183   2018-07-202019-04-30
Pascua Yaqui Tribe $ 38,357   2018-08-302019-03-29
Alabama-coushatta Tribe Of Texas, The $ 67,870   2018-09-202019-01-31
Chickasaw Nation $ 90,000   2018-07-202018-12-31
Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes $ 46,366   2017-08-172018-12-31
Association Of Village Council Presidents, Inc $ 110,695   2018-04-172018-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for salaries and related expenses of tribal court judges, prosecutors, defenders, clerks of court, probation officers, juvenile officers, and other court personnel.

Contact the headquarters office for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments exercising law enforcement jurisdiction on their reservation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.

Credentials/Documentation

Initial application must be accompanied by an authorizing resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

An informal conference with Bureau of Indian Affairs agency representatives is recommended.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

The dollar value of the award depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through tribal participation in the Bureau of Indian Affair's Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications will be processed within 90 days.

Appeals

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.

Renewals

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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. 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 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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program accomplishment reporting requirements will be negotiated with the Self-Determination contractor/grantee.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The SF-425, Federal Financial Report is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range is $15,000 to $800,000; average $50,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, 'Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments.'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Ralph Gonzales, Office of Tribal Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., MS 320-SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7641.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.



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