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Pojoaque Judicial Complex Secure Barrier Project

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $600,000)

The Pueblo of Pojoaque (the Pueblo) is a federally recognized tribe located in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Transportation estimates 25,000 vehicles pass through the main stretches of highway within the Pueblo daily, via U.S. 84/285, N.M. 503, and N.M. 502. Pojoaque’s jurisdictional boundary spans 20 square miles and is bordered by three other Pueblos (San Ildefonso, Nambé, and Tesuque), as well as five small Hispanic communities (Cuyamungue, Jaconita, El Rancho, Arroyo Seco, and Jacona). This poses tremendous challenges for Pojoaque Pueblo Police Department’s staff of 23 sworn officers. The Pueblo of Pojoaque will use grant funds to renovate its judicial complex by adding a gated perimeter fence to better serve the community and protect its officers, tribal court, and staff. The perimeter barrier will also allow for secure impounding of vehicles associated with criminal activity.

Date Created: September 28, 2023