The Bureau's Facilities Improvement and Repairs (FI&R) program is focused towards eliminating critical health and safety hazards in Bureau education facilities. The FI&R program seeks to maximize the use of existing educational facilities and reduce the costs of repair, operation, and maintenance by repairing, rehabilitating or replacing educational facilities in lieu of complete new construction. This is accomplished when economically justified, including the renovation, improvement, demolition and addition of facilities.
Funds appropriated for FI&R are used to improve, repair, renovate, and demolish highest priority items in the backlog of deficiencies to provide safe, functional, economical, and energy efficient facilities in support of education.
This memorandum outlines the funding allocation procedures for construction FI&R programs concerning education construction, public safety and justice construction, and other construction across Indian Affairs.