Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $7,936,648)
The Recovery Act - 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 Puyallup Tribe of Indians is the fiscal agent for this application. They plan to utilize grant funds to construct a Category II Multi-purpose Justice Center to include a 28-bed correctional facility. The applicant posits that the construction of this facility will provide a safe, secure, and culturally-based adult detention space for the Indian and Native Alaskan population in its service area.