Indian Self-Determination Contract Support

To provide funds to Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and to tribal organizations to fund some or all of the indirect costs incurred in administering Federal programs for which direct appropriations are made to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

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.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 1,379,330   2019-01-012024-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 248,173   2019-01-012024-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 107,332   2019-01-012024-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 274,497   2019-01-012024-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 942,127   2019-01-012024-12-31
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe $ 6,771,788   2018-01-012024-12-31
Penobscot Indian Nation $ 366,289   2021-10-012024-09-30
Penobscot Indian Nation $ 199,731   2021-10-012024-09-30
Penobscot Indian Nation $ 510,502   2021-10-012024-09-30
Chitimacha Tribe Of Louisiana, The $ 1,536,350   2021-10-012024-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used in accordance with indirect cost rate proposals which have been approved by the cognizant Federal agency or for lump sum administrative cost rates negotiated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

For more specific information contact the headquarters office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian Tribal Governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.


Federal approval of indirect cost rate. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

Awards for new or expanded contracts will be awarded based upon the start date of the underlying program award, and the application date, on a first-come-first-served basis. Additional information concerning fiscal year 2002 awards will be published in 2002 as a Notice in the Federal Register.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


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 a changed indirect cost rate or as a result of pro-rata reductions due to insufficient appropriations to cover all eligible awards.

Assistance Considerations

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 for renewals will generally be made in two increments: 70 percent soon after the start date of the award, and the balance during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The SF-425, Federal Financial Report 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.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(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

The range is $10,000 to $8,000,000; average $190,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR Part 900; OMB Circular No. A-87, 'Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments.'

Information Contacts

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.

Headquarters Office

Deputy Director, Office of Tribal Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 320 SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7640.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All renewal awards will be funded; the amount of the awards is subject to the availability of appropriations; first-time awards will be funded in the order of receipt of the application up to an annual limit of $5,000,000.

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