Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2016-2019 – This award will provide funding through a cooperative agreement to administer annually the Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) data collection and analysis activities for four iterations of the survey: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The SJIC is used to describe changes in the inmate population of jails in Indian country and how these facilities are staffed and operated. Intermittently, via addenda, the SJIC also is used to collect data on the programs and services these facilities provide, such as those related to inmate health care, medical assessments, mental health screening procedures, counseling programs, and education programs. The goals of this project are to field the survey instrument and to analyze the data it collects to produce high quality and accurate data and analyses for the 2016 through 2019 iterations of the SJIC. In addition, BJS expects the award recipient to recommend enhancements for the Survey. Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and units of local government that support initiatives for improving the functioning of the criminal justice system. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 26, 2015.