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Office of Facilities, Property and Safety Management (OFPSM)

The office is responsible for the management and administration of Indian Affairs facilities management and construction, environmental management, safety and risk management, and cultural resources management programs.

Office of Facilities, Property and Safety Management Quarterly Report (December 2015)

Office of Facilities, Property and Safety Management Quarterly Report (March 2015)


Bureau-Funded Schools: New School Replacement Program

For Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the National Review Committee identified the ten schools listed below and invited those schools to present at a public meeting in February 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

  • 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 Redlake Elementary School

Download the list in PDF format here: 

Press Release: Acting Assistant Secretary Roberts Announces Bureau of Indian Education School Replacement Program Selections - April 5, 2016


The No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rule-Making Committee established the process and criteria for determining how to select which schools are prioritized for replacement.  The criteria can be viewed at pages 37-41 of the Committee’s Report, available here: Broken Promises, Broken Schools: -pdf

Under that process, the National Review Committee (a committee of educators, facility experts and Indian Affairs Office of Facilities, Property and Safety Management staff) reviews schools’ applications under the criteria identified in the report, ranks the top 10 projects, and invites those 10 schools to present at a public hearing to make their case for funding and answer questions.

  • An example of a letter inviting a school to the hearing is available here
  • An example of a letter notifying a school that they were not among the top 10 projects is available here.   

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 hearing.  The public hearing was held in February 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The transcript and presentations of each of the 10 schools are provided here:

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 Redlake Elementary School


 Indian Affairs, OFMC - No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

     FINAL Public Notice NCLB Test Model September 7, 2012

     NCLB Report March 2012 - FINAL 


  Indian Affairs Education Facility Condition Index Fiscal Year 2011 

Indian Affairs, OFMC Fiscal 2012 Education Minor Improvement and Repair Funding

Indian Affairs, OFMC Fiscal 2012 Education Demolition/Reduction of Excess Space

Indian Affairs, OFMC Fiscal 2012 Public Safety and Justice Minor Improvement and Repair Funding

Indian Affairs, OFMC Fiscal 2012 General Administration Minor Improvement and Repair Funding

The Office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources Quarterly Report (December 2011)

The Office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources Quarterly Report (March 2012)

The office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources Quarterly Report (June 2013)

The office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources Quarterly Report (September 2013)

 

BIA School Facilities Design and Space Guidelines

     BIA School Facilities Design Handbook 3-30-07

     BIA School Facilities Space Templates

     Education Space Guidelines

New Justice and Detention Facilities Design and Space Guidelines

     Entire BIA Justice Detention Handbook

     Entire BIA Justice Detention Space Criteria

     Entire BIA Justice Detention Space Templates

 2013 Program Policies and Procedures