Land Buy-Back For Tribal Nations

 

To work in partnership with tribes to reduce the number of fractional interests in trust or restricted lands by purchasing fractional interests from willing sellers and transferring them to the tribe of jurisdiction for purposes benefitting the community.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.152
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Secretary, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 In FY2017, the program issued 6 awards.
Fiscal Year 2019 In FY2019, the program anticipated receiving 9 applications and issuing 9 awards.
Fiscal Year 2018 In FY2018, the program anticipates receiving 8 applications and issuing 8 awards.
Authorization
Section 2212(b)(3)(C) of the Indian Land Consolidation Act (ILCA) and the Settlement Agreement in Cobell v. Salazar, as confirmed by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Public Law 111-291. Under ILCA, 25 U.S.C. 2212(b), The Provisions of the Indian Self-Determination and Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, do not apply to the agreements.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility is restricted to federally recognized Indian tribal governments with jurisdiction over fractionated lands as identified in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nation's November 2016 Status Report.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally recognized Indian tribal governments as identified in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nation's November 2016 Status Report.
Credentials/Documentation
No credentials or documentation are required.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. It is recommended that eligible tribal governments interested in entering into a cooperative agreement first contact the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). Technical assistance is available to tribes.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Tribal governments should contact the Buy-Back Program for application procedures.
Award Procedure
A cooperative agreement will be made to an eligible entity in the specific amounts and for the specific purposes set forth in the signed agreement.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Contact the Buy-Back Program for appeals information.
Renewals
Contact the Buy-Back Program for renewal and extension information. They will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be selected for funding based upon criteria developed by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. These criteria include but are not limited to the completeness of the tribe's proposal, the tribe's capacity to perform land consolidation activities, and the tribe's proposed budget.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to enter into cooperative agreements with eligible tribes.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: The Performance Report is required as dictated by the agreement terms and conditions. Finanl reports are due within 90 days of grant completion or termination.
Auditing
Cooperative Agreements are also subject to inspection and audit by Interior's Office of the Inspector General, Buy-Back Program officials, or any other authorized representative of the Federal government.
Records
Tribes must preserve, protect, and manage all fiduciary trust records created and/or maintained during its participation in the Buy-Back Program. Additionally, the tribe must store and permanently retain all fiduciary trust records, active and inactive, at the tribe's expense and with full unlimited access thereto by the Department, or allow such records to be removed and stored at the American Indian Records Repository in Lenexa, Kansas.
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
The period of performance for the cooperative agreements will be dependent on the activities to be funded and is specified in the agreement terms and conditions. Funds may be advanced or disbursed. Fund payment frequency will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Katherine Feiring
Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, Department of the Interior, 1849 C St. NW, Room 3543
Washington, DC 20240 US
katherine_feiring@ios.doi.gov
Phone: (703) 235-3811
Website Address
http://www.doi.gov/buybackprogram
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-5670-0-2-452
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$2,800,000.00; FY 19 est $3,400,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$1,160,122.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
There is no minimum or maximum award amount. Awards have averaged less than $400,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 C.F.R. SS 200, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards" For additional literature, please visit the website; http://www.doi.gov/buybackprogram.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 Outreach activities in support of land consolidation efforts.
Fiscal Year 2017 Outreach activities in support of land consolidation efforts.
Fiscal Year 2018 Outreach activities in support of land consolidation efforts.

 



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