Agriculture on Indian Lands

 

To protect and restore the agricultural (cropland and rangeland) resources on trust lands and facilitate the development of renewable agricultural resources.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.034
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use; J - Provision of Specialized Services; K - Advisory Services and Counseling
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Authorization
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450; American Indian Agriculture Resource Management Act, Public Law 103-177, 107 Stat. 2011, 25 U.S.C. 3701
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Native American individuals, tribal governments and native organizations authorized by tribal governments, and individuals and entities authorized to make use of Indian agricultural lands and resources.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Native American landowners, Indian tribes and their members, native organizations authorized by tribal governments, and individuals and entities authorized to make use of Indian agricultural lands and resources. Agricultural grant programs (Rangeland Inventory and Noxious Weed Control) are not currently available to individuals or to non-tribal land-user entities.
Credentials/Documentation
Must have a landownership, tribal government, or authorized-user interest in the Indian agricultural land or resource that is the basis of assistance request.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For Public Law 93-638 requests, awards of noxious weed control funding are made by the Central Office of the BIA. Individual advisory services and counseling, and provision of specialized services are handled at the Agency, Region, or Central Office level as appropriate.
Award Procedure
In most cases, the award can be approved at the agency level. In some instances, the application will be forwarded to the Regional Director for approval. The dollar value of Agriculture awards depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual tribe through tribal participation in the BIA's budget formulation process (TPA).
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
For Public Law 93-638 requests applications will be processed within 90 days.
Appeals
For Public Law 93-638 requests an unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR, Part 900.
Renewals
For Public Law 93-638 requests agriculture awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. Noxious Weed Eradication assistance is awarded for projects on a year-by-year basis and is not intended to provide perennial support for tribal programs.
How are proposals selected?
For contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act: All applicants for assistance meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded. Noxious Weed Eradication: Project proposals are ranked according to land use and indicators of cooperator support, pest management integration, degree of establishment of targeted weed, and support of noxious weed control.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are used to support inventory, analysis, management, and improvement of Indian agricultural lands; to administer authorized use of Indian agricultural lands; and to support efforts to control noxious weeds and other invasive species on Indian lands.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions, or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 50%. Noxious Weed Eradication requires a minimum 50 percent cost-share agreement for the control projects.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
For Public Law 93-638 requests noxious weed control funding is awarded annually and must be obligated by the second year. Contact the headquarters or regional office
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Juanita Mendoza
1849 C Street, N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB
Washington, DC 20240 US
juanita.mendoza@bie.edu
Phone: 2022083559
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-302
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$12,319,511.00; FY 19 est $12,000,000.00; FY 20 est $12,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Agriculture: $200 to $575,000; $50,000. Noxious Weed Eradication: $500 to $300,000; $6,200.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR, Parts 161, 162, 166, 167, 168, and 900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.

 


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