Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $131,685)
The Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Competitive Grant Program assists tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively plan facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Careful planning is critical to ensure that correctional facilities, when completed, are appropriately designed for the intended population, supportive of cultural and traditional values, safe and secure when completed, and in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs' standards regarding correction operations, programs and design.
The Menominee Tribe of Indians (Tribe) will use the FY 2008 Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands grant funds to create a comprehensive master plan for the expansion of the Menominee Tribal Detention Facility. A community wide assessment of corrections needs will also be conducted. The Tribe will use grant fuds to employ a contract architect to research and investigate various adult correctional facility designs for input into the master plan.