Applicants Requesting New Agreements or Housing Rates
Applicants requesting a new Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) or housing
Effective November 19, 2007,
it is mandatory for most applicants requesting a new IGA or housing rate
modification to use the e-IGA automated process by submitting the
application to the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT).
After eIGA electronic
applications are accepted and reviewed by OFDT, they are forwarded to
the USMS for further review, negotiation and award using the e-IGA
electronic automated processes.
The eIGA system will not be used for IGAs at non-CONUS locations,
Limited Use Agreements (LUAs), juvenile facilities, special medical
services rates and certain administrative modifications. For “exempt”
IGA actions involving a per diem rate, local governments will continue
to complete and submit a USM-243 to the District and the District will
forward the USM-243, along with a Form USM-242, Request for Detention
Services, to the Programs and Assistance Branch (PAB) for processing, as
U.S. Department of Justice Office
of the Federal Detention Trustee
Established and activated in
September 2001 by directive of Congress, the Federal Detention Trustee
ensures that Federal agencies involved in detention provide for the
safe, secure and humane confinement of persons in the custody of the
United States while awaiting trial or immigration proceedings.
The Federal Detention Trustee's coordination of detention activities
includes the oversight, management and expenditure of appropriated funds
that are deployed by federal law enforcement agencies.
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Federal Detention Trustee
Intergovernmental Agreements (eIGA) - eIGA manages
the interaction between facility provider and an agency with detention
service needs leading to an IGA. It provides a reliable and justifiable
structure for the negotiation process. eIGA automates the application
process by collecting essential information from facility owners. To
address the projection and budgeting challenges, OFDT has developed a
core rate concept that establishes a baseline for negotiating a fixed
The OFDT contact number is (877) 633-8457 or (202) 305-8790.