Tribal Self-Governance

 

To further the goals of Indian Self-Determination by providing funds to Indian tribes to administer a wide range of programs with broad administrative and programmatic flexibility.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.022
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 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Authorization
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Title IV, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 458 aa et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal consortia authorized by the Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments to be served.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and their Members.
Credentials/Documentation
Initial application must be accompanied by an authorizing resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe or in the case of a consortia, Indian tribes to be served. First-time applicants must have successfully completed a planning phase and must have demonstrated for the previous three years, financial stability and financial management capability.
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. An informal pre-application 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. The application and selection process is governed by regulations contained in 25 CFR Part 1000. Applicants first apply for inclusion in an applicant pool. Once an Indian tribe/consortium has established eligibility for admission to the applicant pool, it can be selected to become a Self-Governance Tribe. Application information is available from the office(s) listed below under "Information Contacts."
Award Procedure
The annual dollar value of the funding agreement is subject to negotiation between the applicant, the local Bureau agency office, the servicing Regional office, and the Office of Self-Governance. Final funding agreements are signed by the authorized tribal representative and the Director, Office of Self-Governance.
Deadlines
March 1, 2011 An application for inclusion in the applicant pool may be filed at any time. However, an Indian tribe/consortium must submit its application by March 1 of the year in which the initial funding agreement and compact are to be negotiated. The application must be complete before the tribe can be placed in the applicant pool and selected to operate as a Self-Governance Tribe.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Funding agreements are to be negotiated and submitted to Congress and neighboring Indian tribes at least 90 days before the proposed effective date of the agreement. Negotiation and approval of a new funding agreement may take up to four months.
Appeals
Applicable appeal procedures are contained in 25 CFR Part 1000.
Renewals
Funding agreements may be for a single or multi-year period and renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the Indian tribe/consortium. The amount of the annual funding agreement may be negotiated each year.
How are proposals selected?
All applicants meeting the eligibility criteria of 25 CFR Part 1000 will be selected, up to a maximum of 50 new participants annually. An applicant must be a Federally Recognized Tribe or tribal consortium, have an authorizing tribal resolution(s) from the tribal governing body (ies), have successfully completed a planning phase and have demonstrated for the previous three years, financial stability and financial management capability. Applicants are selected in the order in which complete applications are received. For more information contact the offices listed under Information Contacts.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used by Federally Recognized Tribal Governments to support a wide range of programs such as law enforcement, tribal courts, scholarships, social services, road maintenance, forestry, agriculture, real estate services, wildlife and parks, and water resources. Funds may be used only for programs previously administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or for programs specifically authorized by Federal statute and may not be used for the operation of elementary and secondary schools or for community colleges. The Indian tribe must ensure adequate protection of trust resources.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Annual, external reviews of the management of trust assets will be conducted.
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
Funds are provided on an annual basis and remain available until expended by the tribe/consortium. When possible, payments are made in a lump sum following enactment of the Department's appropriations.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Self Governance, Department of the Interior, Northwest Field Office, 500 West 12th Street, Suite 102, Vancouver, WA 98660. Telephone: (360) 699-1011. Use the same number for FTS or the nearest Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional 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
Website Address
http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-452
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$561,515,405.00; FY 19 est $560,000,000.00; FY 20 est $560,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$9,705 to $27,537,488; Avearge $434,655.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 1000; OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.

 



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