Indian Law Enforcement

To provide funds to Indian Tribal Governments to operate police departments and detention facilities.



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' law enforcement field or district office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.bia.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Colorado River Indian Tribe $ 420,151   2019-01-012021-12-31
Colorado River Indian Tribe $ 1,132,682   2019-01-012021-12-31
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe $ 7,147,146   2005-03-162021-12-31
Penobscot Indian Nation $ 989,276   2018-10-012021-09-30
Tunica-biloxi Tribe Of Louisiana $ 10,777,908   2005-06-232020-12-31
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians $ 13,281,583   1996-02-142020-09-30
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation $ 3,226,348   2016-10-012020-09-30
Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians $ 4,598,199   2011-01-072020-09-30
Indian Township Tribal Government $ 6,812,061   2006-12-192020-09-30
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians $ 28,636,559   2004-09-032020-09-30



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 criminal investigators, uniformed officers, detention officers, radio dispatchers, and administrative support.

For more specific information contact the headquarters office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

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 the Bureau of Indian Affairs field representative or district commander 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 field or district office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

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.

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.; Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, Public Law 101-379, 25 U.S.C. 2801.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe.

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 $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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. 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.

Headquarters Office

Deputy Director, Law Enforcement Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, MS 2429 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-5787.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.



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