Applicants Requesting New Agreements or Housing
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 a Federal
agency, such as the U.S. Marshals Service, with detention
service needs. eIGA automates the application and
negotiation process by collecting essential information from
The OFDT contact telephone number is (877)
633-8457 or (202) 305-8790.