[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2016)]
[Page 25704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10044]




Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs; School 
Facilities Construction List

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Acting Assistant Secretary--
Indian Affairs has selected 10 schools as the next set of schools 
eligible to receive funding to replace their school facilities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darrell LaRoche, Director, Office 
of Facilities, Property, and Safety Management, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs (703) 390-6314, [email protected].

Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rule-Making Committee 
established the process and criteria for determining the priority in 
which the Department of the Interior would proceed with campus-wide 
school replacement. The criteria can be viewed at pages 37-41 of the 
Committee's Report, available here: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xraca/documents/document/idc1-025523.pdf. In accordance with that process, 
the National Review Committee (NRC) (a committee of educators, facility 
and safety experts, representative from the Division of Facilities 
Management and Construction, and the Bureau of Indian Education) 
established that 78 Bureau of Indian Education funded schools were 
eligible to apply for replacement in this cycle. Of those 78 schools, 
53 schools applied for consideration. The NRC reviewed the schools' 
applications using criteria identified in the NCLB report, scored each 
application using objective criteria, ranked them according to their 
numerical score, and identified the 10 highest scoring projects. Those 
schools were invited to present at a public hearing to show the 
condition of their school campuses and to answer questions.
    For Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the National Review Committee identified 
the 10 schools listed below and invited those schools to a present at a 
public meeting in February 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Acting 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs has determined that all 10 schools 
need to be replaced and, therefore, all 10 schools should be eligible 
for funding, as it becomes available through Congressional 
appropriations, in this cycle.

 Blackwater Community School
 Chichiltah/Jones Ranch Community School
 Crystal Boarding School
 Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community School
 Greasewood Springs Community School
 Laguna Elementary School
 Lukachukai Community School
 Quileute Tribal School
 T'iis Nazbas Community School
 Tonalea (Red Lake) Day School

    The selection of these 10 schools is based on criteria, such as the 
Facility Condition Index, and other measures outlined in the NCLB 
report. The Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs will 
place these 10 in order of readiness based on when each school 
completes the planning process. Design and construction for these 
projects is contingent on the budget process.

    Dated: August 21, 2016.
Lawrence S. Roberts,
Acting Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-10044 Filed 4-28-16; 8:45 am]