Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes –
Construction of Fort Peck New Adult Detention Facilities

Grant Amount: $12,683,342

Location: The Fort Peck Reservation is home to the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes (FPAST), each of which are composed of numerous bands and divisions, including the Sioux divisions of Sisseton, Wahpetons, Yanktonais, and Teton Hunkpapa; and the Assiniboine bands of Canoe Paddler and Red Bottom. The 3,289 square mile Reservation is located in the northeast corner of Montana and approximately 6,000 of the estimated 11,786 enrolled tribal members reside on or near the Reservation. The project is located one half mile north of Highway 2 just north of the Fort Peck Tribe administration complex in Poplar, Montana. The terrain consists primarily of grazing land.

Scope: The BJA grant funds will provide funding for the architectural and engineering services required for water and sewer utility extensions to project #20, which consists of designing and constructing the Fort Peck Detention Center (Facility). The one-story, 40,068 square foot facility includes 6,393 square feet of mezzanines and currently is configured for a maximum occupancy of 88 adult male and female detainees. However, the facility has been designed to allow for future expansion. The full-service correctional facility will include intake and booking via a secure sally port, food preparation, dining, indoor and outdoor recreation, visitation, onsite laundry, and a healing room.

The project also includes installing new utilities including domestic and fire water, storm and sanitary sewer, electrical service, as well as installing a geothermal heating and cooling system intended to reduce the facility's operating costs.

Status: Construction of the facility commenced in May 2012 and as of May 2013, onstruction is approximately 58 percent complete and scheduled for completion by October 2013. The facility was designed by CTA Group and Architects of Billings, Montana, and construction documents, which incorporated BIA review comments, were completed on April 25, 2012. The NEPA process was completed via the issuance of a Finding-of-No-Significant-Impact (FONSI) on July 13, 2010. The architectural and engineering services required for the water and sewer extensions are complete. The utility work has been competitively awarded and scheduled for completion by Summer 2013. FPAST intends to commence facility operations in early 2014.