ABSTRACT

Review of the Award Process for the Bureau of Justice Assistance Recovery Act Grant Program for Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands, Category V   [open pdf - 704KB]

Alternate Title: Review of the Award Process for the Bureau of Justice Assistance Recovery Act Grant Program for Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands, Category 5

"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) created the Recovery Act Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Discretionary Grant Program and appropriated $225 million to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to fund the program. Through this program, the BJA can provide funding to Indian Tribes in the following five categories: Category I: Construction of detention facilities for adult and juvenile Offenders; Category II: Construction of single-tribe or regional multipurpose justice centers; Category III: Renovation of existing detention facilities; Category IV: Construction of alternative sentencing facilities; Category V: Training and technical assistance for Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program. [...] As of November 2010, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) obligated approximately $5 million for category V awards. The BJA awarded over $4.7 million under the Recovery Act Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program to one category V recipient, Justice Solutions Group (JSG). The BJA awarded the remaining $263,000 as a supplement to an existing contract with the Alpha Corporation to provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance assistance to tribal grantees. This report focuses only on the awards made under category V of the Recovery Act Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program. [...] The objectives of this review were to assess: (1) the application evaluation process used by the BJA in its funding decision for awards under the Recovery Act Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program, and (2) if grants awarded under category V of the Recovery Act Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program were made in an open and competitive manner."

Report Number:
Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 11-18
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Date:
2011-02
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General: http://www.justice.gov/oig/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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