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U.S. DOJ, Bureau of Justice AssistanceBlackfeet Juvenile Correctional Grant ProgramBlackfeet TribeBlackfeet Tribal Court

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $458,067)

The Renovation of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Discretionary Grant Program assists tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively construct or renovate existing facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Careful planning is critical to ensure that new and renovated correctional facilities are appropriately designed for the intended population, supportive of cultural and traditional values, safe and secure when completed, and are in compliance with appropriate standards regarding correctional operations, programs, and design.

The Blackfeet Tribal Court will utilize the FY 2009 Construction of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Land funds to develop a master plan, and to renovate their existing detention faclility to serve as a multi-purpose facility that houses the temporary juvenile detention facility, Headquarters for the Public Safety Division (PSD), and the law enforcement dispatch center.

Existing funds will pay for renovation of the PSD and dispatch facilities, and grant funds will pay for renovation of the portion of the facility to be used for the temporary holding facility for juveniles. Funds will be expended for salary and benefits for a project supervisor to oversee the renovation, and the remainder of the funds, or $371,800 will be used for "construction" or renovation of the existing facility. The budget categories will include personnel, fringe Benefits, indirect costs, and construction.


Date Created: September 22, 2009