Strengthening Tribal Nations

 

To provide funding to advance nation-to-nation relationships, support Indian families and protect Indian country, support sustainable stewardship of trust resources, and advance Indian education.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.067
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Advisory Services and Counseling; Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Dissemination of Technical Information; Training
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Snyder Act, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450a-1; EO 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (Nov. 6, 2000).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
.
Beneficiary Eligibility
American Indians/Alaska Natives will be the ultimate beneficiaries of the funded projects either directly or indirectly depending upon the nature of the project.
Credentials/Documentation
Yes. Please refer to the program point of contact. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
The program posting a funding opportunity to www.grants.gov, as appropriate, adheres to the award review, selection and award procedures described in its authorizing legislation.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to the application guidelines attached to the funding opportunity posed, as appropriate, to www.grants.gov.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Agreements may be renewed for additional one-year terms upon written agreement by the parties.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selection vary and are dependent upon authorizing legislation and/or program-specific guidelines posted with the funding opportunity posed, as appropriate, on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to coordinate Tribal-Federal advisory committee meetings concerning BIA budget formulation and implementation of PL 93-638; develop communication strategies and tools, including websites to share updated information and resources; provide trainings; and conduct historical budget research and trend analysis. Funds shall not be used for the construction of a new building or facility or the acquisition, expansion, remodeling, or alteration of an existing building or facility (including site grading and improvement, and architect fees). Funds may not be used for any purposes other than those approved in the grant award documents.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Please refer to the program point of contact. No cash reports are required. Please refer to the program point of contact. Please refer to the program point of contact. Please refer to the program point of contact.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
DOI and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, paper, or other records of the grantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the DHHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR Part 92.42 or 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart D, as applicable, grantees are required to maintain grant records 3 years after they submit their final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the end of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is limited to 5 years or less. Within the project period, a continuation application must be submitted annually on a noncompetitive basis for each year of support. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. For Budget and Performance Management, contact George Bearpaw by email at George.Bearpaw@bia.gov or by phone at 202-219-3857.

For Self-Governance, contact Sharee Freeman by email at Sharee.Freeman@bia.gov or by phone at 202-219-0244.
Headquarters Office
George Bearpaw Indian Affairs
MS-3642-MIB
1849 C Street N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: 202-219-3857
Website Address
http://www.bia.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-999.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 Not Available(Exp: New Program); FY 15 est $250,000; and FY 16 est $200,000 - Obligations for Tribal Interior Budget Council (TIBC) management.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Snyder Act, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450a-1; EO 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (Nov. 6, 2000).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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