Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Renovation of Juvenile Correctional Facility

Grant Amount: $300,000.

Location: The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Sault Tribe) is an indigenous community of over 44,000 located in what is now known as Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The tribe's seven-county service area is made up of the seven eastern most counties of the eastern Upper Peninsula from Marquette to Escanaba. The tribal headquarters is located within Sault Ste. Marie, the major city in the region. The project, which is on land owned by the tribe but not on the reservation or held in trust, is located 1130 North State Street, St. Ignace, Michigan, approximately one-quarter mile west of the shore of Lake Huron, immediately north of the St. Ignace business district, and just south of the Moran Bay Seaplane Base.

Scope: The project involves renovating and expanding the Sault Tribe's Youth Correctional Facility. The proposed 1,250 square foot expansion includes enlarging an existing classroom by 500 square feet and expanding the existing gymnasium by 750 square feet. Renovations also include upgrading the facility's security and surveillance systems.

Status: The project is complete. The project received National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance via a Categorical Exclusion on June 30, 2011. An architectural and engineering (A/E) services contract was awarded to R.S Scott Associate, the architect who designed the existing structure, in May 2010. Renovations commenced in April 2011 and were completed by December 2011.

The scope of the project was revised to complete the project within budget. In lieu of expanding the gymnasium, an outdoor recreation area was constructed. In addition to doubling the site of the north classroom, the facility's masonry walls were resealed and the gymnasium was re-painted. The security and surveillance system was also upgraded. This grant is now closed.

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