Indian Self-Determination Act Contracts, Grants and Cooperative Agreements
To provide maximum Indian participation in the government and education of the Indian people; to provide the full participation of the Indian tribes in programs and services conducted by the Bureau of Land Management for Indians and to encourage the development of human resources of the Indian people; and to establish program assistance to upgrade Indian education that will support the right of Indian citizens and for other purposes.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Land Management, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; M - Training
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available. Indian tribes and Bureau of Land Management have worked together to authorize tribes to take over the administration and program for oil and gas inspections on tribal lands in Montana. Alaska Native villages and regional or village corporations are conducting cadastral land surveys of their tribal lands.Fiscal Year 2017
Indian tribes and Bureau of Land Management have worked together to authorize tribes to take over the administration and program for oil and gas inspections on tribal lands in Montana. Alaska Native villages and regional or village corporations are conducting cadastral land surveys of their tribal lands. Also, annual emergency firefighter training.Fiscal Year 2018
Partnered with Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, Chippewa Cree Tribe, Black Feet Tribe, Tunista Construction, Russian Mission Native Corporation, Sealask Corp, Nana Regional Corp, Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments to accomplish work under the 638 Program.Fiscal Year 2019
No current data available.Fiscal Year 2020
No current data available.
Public Law 93-638, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistant Act 25 U.S.C. 450
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally recognized Indian tribal governments and any Alaska Native Village, or regional or village corporation.
Federally recognized Indian tribal governments and American Indians.
The application for a contract, grant or cooperative agreement must contain an authorizing resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. Each contract, grant or cooperative agreement requires project specific authority. Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the applicants, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, types of personnel implementing the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timeliness, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation. Detailed project cost proposals, including budgets with estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, and the values of any in-kind contribution of goods and services.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial proposals must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900.8. Proposals shall be submitted to the applicable Bureau of Land Management State Office with responsibility for the specific project for which an Indian tribe or tribal organization proposes to participate. Bureau of Land Management personnel will provide technical assistance to tribes in the development of their proposals as requested, pending availability of appropriations.
The Bureau of Land Management and the tribe develop a negotiation schedule and then negotiate the overarching contract/award terms, provisions and conditions based on the requirements of Public Law 93-638, 25 CFR Part 900, any specific requirements of the project authorizing legislation, and other applicable Federal laws and regulations. The Bureau of Land Management and the tribe also negotiate an annual funding agreement, which identifies activities to be performed, funds to be provided, and the method of payment for the initial year of the PL 93-638 contract. A final agreement is prepared based upon the outcome of the negotiations; attachments include the work plan, budget, tribal resolution, initial annual funding agreement, property list, list of any applicable provisions, terms and conditions.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
As specified within 25 CFR Part 900.
Will vary with project and/or award.
How are proposals selected?
Review and approval of contract proposals is in accordance with 25 CFR Part 900, Subpart D - Review and Approval of Contract Proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Contracts, grants and cooperative agreements are authorized for non-construction projects in the seventeen Western states and Alaska for programs and services conducted by the Bureau of Land Management for the benefit of Indian tribes. Programs available to tribes because they deliver services to Indians in their protected status are: cadastral survey and minerals management. Other programs, services, functions and activities administered by the Bureau of Land Management which are of specific geographic, historical, or cultural significance to the Indian tribes are: cultural heritage, forestry management, range management, riparian management, recreation management, and wildlife and fisheries management. Certain restrictions will be applicable based on the specific statutory authority that authorizes the construction activities which are primarily for the benefit of Indians because of their status as Indians.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Most projects are awarded for one to five year period and funded on a year-by-year basis. Funds are expended during the year awarded although carry-over monies can be distributed to additional. No commitment is made to fund projects beyond one year and there is no set, historical allocation to each State. New and continuing projects will be re-evaluated every year based on performance, merit, and funding availability. Frequency of recipient payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at the time of award. Not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Native American Coordinator, 1849 C Street, Room 2134LM
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$3,172,128.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$3,838,581.00; FY 16$7,652,468.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Past partnership projects range between $12,600 to $1,302,100. Average amount is $244,300 or less.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, 25 USC 450, as amended, Public Law 93-638, and 25 CFR Part 900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
No current data available. Past project funded were for mineral management of tribal lands in Montana where three tribes are conducting the inspection and enforcement of Indian oil and gas operations, inspection, enforcement and production of Indian operations. In addition, many cadastral surveys are being conducted by the tribes on tribal and allottee lands in Alaska, as well as annual emergency firefighter training.Fiscal Year 2017
The oil and gas operations, inspections, enforcement will be continuing as well as the cadastral survey. Additional, firefighter training is being proposed.Fiscal Year 2018
Past project funded were for mineral management of tribal lands in Montana, where three tribes are conducting the inspection, production and enforcement of Indian oil and gas operations. In addition, many cadastral surveys are being conducted by the tribes on lands being transferred to tribes and allottee in Alaska, as well as annual emergency firefighter training.Fiscal Year 2019
No current data available.Fiscal Year 2020
No current data available.