Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council –
Construction of a Juvenile Residential Substance Abuse Facility

Grant Amount: $5,636,317

Location: The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council (ENIPC) is located in northern New Mexico and incudes the Taos, Picuris, Santa Clara, San Juan, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Pojoaque, and Tesuque Pueblos. The project is located in Taos, New Mexico, on 7-1/2 acres of flat undeveloped land owned by the Taos Pueblo. The site is southwest of the Taos-Picuris Health Center, south of Goat Springs Road, on the newly constructed Butterfly Road.

Scope: The project involves designing and constructing the ENIPC Juvenile Residential and Outpatient Treatment Facility. In addition to outpatient services, the one-story, 22,000 square foot facility will provide in-patient treatment to 16 males and 9 female juveniles, 14 to 18 years of age. The facility will include sleeping and common areas, classrooms, therapy rooms, public meeting areas, support services, a fitness room, dining room, and kitchen. The facility will allow ENIPC to accommodate programs including education, day reporting of offenders, inpatient substance abuse services, metal health screening, and family reunification services.

Status: The project is in the construction phase. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will not be providing operation and maintenance (O&M) funding because the facility is a treatment center and not a detention or holding facility. Therefore, BJA required ENIPC to determine an alternate source for O&M funding prior to release of the grant funds. Upon a commitment from ENIPC and the project's stakeholders to provide O&M funding, BJA released the grant funds, which allowed for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process to commence in January 2013. NEPA clearance was granted via a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in April 2013.

ENIPC is utilizing a design-build (D-B) approach to project delivery and awarded a D-B services contract to WHPacific of Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 2009. WHPacific subcontracted general construction activities to Flintco Inc., also of Albuquerque. Construction of the facility commenced in April 2013 and as of August 2013, construction is approximately 60 percent complete and scheduled for completion by November 2013.