Improvement and Repair of Indian Detention Facilities

To provide safe, functional, code and standards compliant, economical, and energy-efficient adult and/or juvenile detention facilities.Additional objectives for ARRA-funded projects include having a demonstrated or potential ability to deliver programmatic results, optimizing economic activity and the
number of jobs created or saved, achieving long-term public benefits from improved detention facilities, infrastructure, fostering energy independence.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians $ 40,407,672   2004-09-032023-09-30
Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians $ 9,119,490   2014-10-012022-09-30
Wind River Inter-tribal Council-$ 615,504   2012-09-202017-09-30
Quinault Indian Nation $ 0   2001-09-272014-12-18
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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 are provided for advanced planning, design, and construction for facilities improvement and repair to Bureau detention facilities (e.g.

renovations, improvements, demolitions, or additions) when economically justified with emphasis on addressing critical health and safety needs identified in Bureau safety reports and meeting emergency needs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or Tribal Organizations who have a prioritized Facilities Improvement and Repair and for which funds have been specifically approved through the appropriation process or for which ARRA funds have been allocated.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments in Bureau owned or funded Law Enforcement/Detention Facilities.


When an eligible project has been identified, the Tribe or Tribal Organization is invited to submit an initial application accompanied by a copy of the authorizing resolution from the Federal Recognized Indian Tribal Government to be served. If a currently effective authorizing resolution covering the scope of a project has already been provided, a reference to that resolution is acceptable. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For a Self-Determination Contract (or Grant), applications are filed in accordance with 25 CFR Part 900 ?Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.?

Award Procedures

Although eligible applicants do not compete for awards, an award to a particular entity is not mandatory because requirements related to the scope of the project work, project cost, and other compliance measurements must be agreed to before funding is provided to the recipient. For non-ARRA-funded projects, projects representing the greatest needs at detention and related facilities are prioritized as part of the process of obtaining Congressional appropriations to fund the projects. Funds must be appropriated before any project awards can be made, and a change in priorities may require Congressional consultation and, for some projects above a certain dollar amount, Congressional approval of the reprogramming of funding to a different project. For ARRA-funded projects, a similar prioritization of projects representing greatest needs was implemented, resulting in the identification of projects eligible to receive ARRA funds, followed by communication with prospective recipients of the availability of ARRA funds for the identified projects. For both ARRA-funded and non-ARRA funded projects, the award of a self-determination contract is made in accordance with the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part 900 ?Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.? ARRA projects also are subject to additional requirements related to performance, funding, and compliance through implementation of ARRA in the areas of transparency and reporting, oversight, risk accountability, accelerated timeframes and other statutory objectives.


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


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 TCSA; American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (ARRA).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications will be processed within 90 days for Self-Determination Contracts.


An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR Part 900.


For non-ARRA funded projects, depending upon the size and complexity of the overall construction, improvement or repair project it may take several increments of funding assistance to complete the entire projects; often an initial award is issued as a new contract with second and subsequent funding increments issued as renewals to existing contracts. ARRA funds are for one-time specific projects that must be started and completed expeditiously.

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

Funds remain available until expended in accordance with the terms of the award. No ARRA funding will be awarded after September 30, 2010. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements


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

ARRA has a separate set of online reporting requirements and data is entered by the recipient at

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The SF-425, Federal Financial Report is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


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

14-2301-0-1-452; 14-2302-0-0-452 - Construction - ARRA; 14-2101-0-1-452 - Operation of Indian Programs (On-The-Job Workforce Training) ARRA.


(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable - Facility Improvement and Repair.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Facilities Improvement and Repair: The amount of financial assistance can range significantly from a few thousand dollars to approximately $3 million. There are several categories of projects that are included under Facilities Improvement and Repair, such as, Emergency, Roofing and Environmental. The average amount of financial assistance can vary depending on the category. ARRA-funded projects range from less than $1.1 million to $1.6 Million.

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 Requirement for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments,? OMB Circulars No. A-87, ?Cost Principals for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments,? A-122, ?Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations,? 2009Certificate of Occupancy requirements dated April 15, 2004, and Bureau of Indian Affairs applicable codes, standards and policies (revision date September 11, 2009), and Federal Government and Departmental Environmental and Sustainable building requirements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV.

Headquarters Office

Deputy Director, Office of Facilities Management and Construction, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1011 Indian School Road, Suite 335, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 Phone: (505) 563-5142.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria to evaluate projects emphasize eliminating critical health and safety related deficiencies and reducing the substantial backlog of needed improvement and repairs. Projects are prioritized on a Bureau-wide basis using a computerized formula that evaluates the seriousness of the deficiencies and the relative risks of those deficiencies to facility users. To be considered it is essential that the deficiencies and projects for a Bureau funded facility be identified in the automated inventory of Bureau facilities. In addition there are limited funds provided under this program to address safety and health deficiencies on an immediate or interim basis as well as funds for emergency repairs under certain conditions, and for other purposes. For more information on these other or Facilities Improvement and repair projects, contact the Headquarters Office listed above.

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