Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $907,068)
The Department of Justice developed a comprehensive and coordinated approach for tribal governments to apply for funding to reduce and prevent crime and victimization. Through this process, the Department's existing tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through a single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). Through this solicitation, only one application was accepted from each federally recognized tribe to encourage comprehensive assessments of need and planning. Each tribe could apply for funding under eight purpose areas, which included funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing, Office of Justice Programs (including the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office for Victims of Crime, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention), and Office on Violence Against Women. The tribe had the flexibility to select the purpose areas whose funding addressed the needs of the tribe as outlined in its tribal and community profile. There were eight purpose areas in total. Purpose area 4 was dedicated to the Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP). Funding through the Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program will support efforts to renovate or expand buildings to enhance conditions or to change the use of a building to any of the following purposes: police departments, courts, detention centers, multipurpose justice centers (including police departments, courts, and/or corrections), transitional living facilities (halfway houses), correctional alternative or treatment facilities, and domestic violence shelters/safe homes/transitional living facilities/advocacy programs. Funding will also support the building of prefabricated or permanent modular facilities where there are no existing permanent structures available or sufficient to address the tribeÂs justice system infrastructure needs. These funds will enable the Oneida Indian Nation (OIN) to improve the administration of justice and enhance the dignity of OIN Police Department (OINPD) by renovating and expanding the existing OINPD headquarters facility, and increasing safety and efficiency for program services in a dedicated, identifiable, single jurisdiction police headquarters. Specifically, the renovated headquarters will: (1) replace the roof; (2) provide for a secure sally port and detention processing Room; (3) provide secure, convenient storage for critical law enforcement equipment and vehicles; and (4) establish a regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The proposed EOC will be housed within the OINPD headquarters and will enhance the ability of the Nation to respond to Nation and regional emergencies, based on the geographical location of the incident, while allowing for one place for all heads of emergency management and response to congregate for the efficiency of the operation. CA/NCF
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