Justice System Infrastructure Program for Indian Tribes

To renovate and/or expand the following types of tribal justice system facilities to address justice system infrastructure needs:
- single-jurisdiction or regional Tribal correctional facilities,
- police departments,
- courts,
- correctional alternative facilities,
-
treatment centers,
- multipurpose justice centers (including police departments, courts, and corrections), and
- transitional living facilities (halfway houses) associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and/or adult offenders.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.bja.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Bad River Band Of Lake Superior Tribe Of Chippewa Indians $ 611,472   2019-10-012023-09-30
Bay Mills Indian Community $ 580,840   2019-10-012023-09-30
Quapaw Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 955,668   2019-10-012023-09-30
Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe $ 624,180   2019-10-012023-09-30
Port Gamble S'klallam Tribe $ 898,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Yurok Tribe $ 999,982   2019-10-012023-09-30
Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Nation, The $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Red Cliff Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes $ 734,696   2019-10-012023-09-30
Lac Courte Oreilles Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Of Wi $ 573,400   2019-10-012023-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: As of FY 2009, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has funded 73 new construction, renovation, and expansion tribal justice system facility projects under the Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP). The range of projects funded include detention centers, police departments, multi-purpose justice centers, treatment facilities, courts, and transitional living facilities. As of July 2017, 47 of these projects have been completed and 26 are still in progress. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Grant Program for Indian Tribes may be used to assist Indian tribes in renovating and/or expanding tribal justice facilities to serve both adult and juvenile populations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes may apply.

Credentials/Documentation

The applicant must submit a completed Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), including signed assurances that it will comply with statutory and administrative requirements. The applicant is also required to submit a description of the program, the implementation process, and a timetable for implementation. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Targeted tribes are invited to submit applications for construction of juvenile correctional facilities. Applications are submitted through OJP?s Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/gmsexternal/. BJA will use external peer reviewers to evaluate, score, and rate the applications submitted under this solicitation that meet eligibility and basic minimum requirements. An external peer reviewer is an expert in the field of the subject matter of a given grant program who is not a current federal employee. Peer reviewers? ratings and any resulting recommendations are advisory only, although their views are considered carefully. Past performance with DOJ grant funding will be considered in this review process.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs. Recipients will be required to log in; accept any outstanding assurances and certifications on the award; designate a financial point of contact; and review, sign, and accept the award. The award acceptance process involves physical signature of the award document by the authorized recipient official and the scanning of the fully executed award document to DOJ.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice for the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

For Formula awards, please see 28 CFR Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds for each fiscal year will be awarded for a period of 24 to 60 months based on the facility expanded and/or renovated. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (www.ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm).

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

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

In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $7,182,941; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Approximately $9,000,000 is available under this program each FY. Suggested award amounts range between $1,000,000 (single jurisdiction projects) and $4,000,000 (multiple jurisdictional projects).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Julius Dupree U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 616-6500 or 1-866-859-2687

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Past projects were selected on the basis of need for a justice system facility, demonstrated ability to operate the facilities, soundness of implementation plan, thoroughness of budget submission, and proposed strategy to measure impact/outcomes. Additionally, BJA considers BIA?s priority list for facilities that are in need of repair or renovation.



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