Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians –
Renovation of the Lac du Flambeau Multi-Disciplinary Public Safety Building

Grant Amount: $500,000

Location: The Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Correctional Facility expansion and renovation project is located at 603 Peace Pipe Road in downtown Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin on land owned by the tribe.

Scope: The project consists of renovating the existing Public Safety Building and constructing a new Judicial Facility. Renovations to the existing building include demolition of all above ground structures and reconfiguration of below ground structures. The expansion of the existing Public Safety Building includes the construction of an 11,254 square foot Judicial Facility. The entire project, including both renovation and expansion, covers 17,194 gross square feet, of which 5,940 gross square feet is finished basement space that will span both the renovation and expansion areas. The completed facility provides space for community corrections, judicial services, child welfare services, probation, and law enforcement, including two holding cells and a drug testing area. The facility also contains a multi-purpose area currently configured as a courtroom, and additional space in the basement for a future shooting range.

Status: The project budget of $1,625,886 is composed of two BJA grants of $500,000, a supplementary U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, a NiiJii grant and multiple contributions. Issuance of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessment (EA) final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was completed on November 9, 2011. Project construction and renovations commenced on November 2, 2010 and achieved substantial completion in July 2011.
The facility is open and being staffed and operated by several Lac Du Flambeau tribal departments. BJA has reviewed the grant documents and is closing the grant.