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Rocky Boy Correctional Facilities Planning Project

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $149,541)

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 Chippewa Cree Tribe will use FY 2008 funds for the Planning of Rocky Boy Correctional Facilities Planning Project. The goal is to develop and complete a comprehensive master plan for Correctional Facilities on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, representing several interested tribal and non-tribal departments and organizations, will work with the Director of Public Safety in developing a Comprehensive Master Plan, which will be the major deliverable of this project. The plan will incorporate components including physical facilities, staffing and training, operations, and services.

As the project progresses, the executive-level planning team and staff will develop plans and strategies for sustaining the project and its benefits beyond the grant period. These strategies include, but are not limited to: 1) requesting appropriations from the Tribal Council; 2) attempting to secure funding from Tribal economic development and gaming; 3) securing subgrants from the State of Montana and other grants sources; and 4) seeking funding from private foundations and corporations.


Date Created: September 16, 2008