The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Rappahannock Tribe||$ 1,288,390||   ||2018-01-28||2021-12-31|
|Nansemond Indian Tribe||$ 1,414,701||   ||2018-01-29||2021-12-31|
|Chickahominy Indian Tribe||$ 1,654,159||   ||2018-01-29||2021-12-31|
|Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians||$ 2,407,613||   ||2020-03-27||2021-09-30|
|Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana||$ 500,127||   ||2020-03-27||2021-09-30|
|Penobscot Indian Nation||$ 843,965||   ||2020-03-27||2021-09-30|
|Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians||$ 1,750,446||   ||2020-03-27||2021-09-30|
|Cayuga Indian Nation Of New York||$ 891,804||   ||2018-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe||$ 1,610,846||   ||2018-01-29||2021-09-30|
|Seneca Nation Of Indians||$ 3,812,584||   ||2016-10-01||2021-09-30|
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used in a variety of ways to strengthen the capabilities of Indian tribes in self-government, community planning, and maintenance of membership records.
Contact the headquarters office for more information.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and members of American Indian Tribes.
Initial application must be accompanied by an authorizing resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
An informal conference with a Bureau of Indian Affairs agency representative is recommended.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial applications 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 or regional office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
The dollar value of the award depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days.
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application 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.
Awards 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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
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 the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program accomplishment reporting requirements will be negotiated with the Self-Determination contractor/grantee.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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. For awards made under this program grantees/contractors are responsible for obtaining audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.).
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.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $10,000 to $700,000; average $80,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
25 CFR Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, 'Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments.'
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Deputy Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Tribal Services, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 320 SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7640.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
All applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 will be selected if the program has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through tribal participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.
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