Real Estate Programs Indian Lands

 

To provide real property management, counseling, and land use planning services to individual Indian allottees and Indian tribal and Alaska Native entities who own an interest in almost 56 million acres of trust land; to provide real estate appraisal services required in processing land transactions, and to protect and enhance the Indian leasehold estate by providing individual Indian landowners and Indian tribes with lease compliance activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.040
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Authorization
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450; 60 Stat. 1097, 25 U.S.C. 176; Indian Land Consolidation Act; Act of March 3, 1901; Act of March 3, 1921; Reorganization Plan No. 3, 1946; Public Law 56-382, 31 Stat. 1084, 25 U.S.C. 311; Public Law 66-359, 41 Stat. 1232, 25 U.S.C. 393; Public Law 97-459, 96 Stat. 2515, 25 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.; Public Law 98-608, 98 Stat. 3171; Public Law 102-238.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Native American Organizations authorized by tribes, and individual American Indians.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and their members.
Credentials/Documentation
Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. For real estate appraisals, documented ownership interest in property held in trust is 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. Informal preapplication conference is recommended. Technical assistance in preparing the application is available upon request.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial applications for real estate services and lease compliance must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Completed applications should be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Award Procedure
For Real Estate Services and Real Estate Appraisals, the dollar value of the awards depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual Tribe through tribal participation in the BIA's budget formulation process. For Lease Compliance, funding is distributed to the Regional offices on the basis of number of existing leases and the number of inspections planned for the year. For Lease Compliance awards, in some cases, the award can be approved at the agency level. In most instances, the application will be forwarded to the Regional Director for approval.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days.
Appeals
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official or may appeal the denial of the application directly 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
Awards for Real Estate Services and Lease Compliance 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. The amount of the award may be adjusted as a result of individual tribal priorities established in the budget formulation process. Awards for Real Estate Appraisals are a single-action item completed for a specific property and are not subject to renewal.
How are proposals selected?
Funding levels for Real Estate Services and Real Estate Appraisals are determined by the individual Tribe through participation in the BIA's budget formulation process. All applicants meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded. Appraisals are conducted for all transactions involving trust property. The time required to complete an appraisal depends on the number of requests being processed by a specific office and the resources available to meet the requests. Lease Compliance funds are distributed to the Regional offices based on three factors: (1) total number of leases, (2) total number of acres, and (3) total amount of income derived from leases. Awards for lease compliance are determined by the number of qualifying leases reported to the Agency and Regional Offices. Minimum funding of $50,000 is allocated to each Regional office. In allocating program resources, priority is given to activities involving agriculture, oil and gas, mining, industrial, business, recreational, and other income-producing leases.
How may assistance be used?
Real Estate Services: decision-making processes are developed through cooperative efforts with the Indian landowners for the proper utilization, development, and enhancement of Indian trust lands. Real Estate Appraisals are one element in trust land transactions and are restricted to American Indians who have an ownership interest in property held in trust by the Federal government. Lease Compliance: program resources are used to ensure that leases on trust and restricted Indian lands and their assignees comply with the terms of the leases.
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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the grantee.
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
14-2100-0-1-452
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$3,465,826.00; FY 19 est $1,999,999.00; FY 20 est $1,999,999.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For Real Estate Services, tribal award amounts vary from approximately $1,000 to $500,000. For Real Estate Appraisals, the cost of most appraisals is less than $500 but can range up to approximately $2,500 or more for large or complex properties; the average is $1000. Lease Compliance awards range from $250 to $30,000 with most awards less than $5,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 162; 30 CFR; 43 CFR; Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practices as promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.

 



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