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Category I: Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Planning Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $146,183)

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 Hualapai Tribe will use the FY 2009 Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Planning grant to efficiently create a comprehensive master plan for the development, building, and operation of an Adult Detention/Rehabilitation Center on tribal land. The Hualapai Tribe has assembled an experienced team of key stakeholders, which includes criminal justice, public health, substance abuse and mental health, and facility design professionals to serve in the formal planning and advisory roles.

The mission of the proposed project is to enable the Hualapai Tribe to conduct a comprehensive exploration and analysis of the full spectrum of community-based alternatives available, or that could be made available, to help control and prevent jail overcrowding with a focus on overcrowding due to alcohol and other substance abuse. Grant funds will be used for: personnel costs; travel expenses associated with planning meetings, workshops, and site visits; a correctional planner and project evaluator; and other supplies and equipment necessary for project implementation.


Date Created: September 2, 2009