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.
Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Financial aid is used to assist individual Indians in finding permanent employment.
A weekly or monthly (depending on type of services received) stipend is paid until the participant is employed.
Upon receiving employment, assistance may be provided until the first full paycheck is received.
Application to administer the program is limited to the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation.
Individual American Indian applicants must be a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, be in need of financial assistance, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Must be an American Indian member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Complete information on beneficiary eligibility is found in 25 CFR, Parts 26 and 27.
Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency Superintendent or an authorized Tribal representative that indicates the applicant is an enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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. The application by the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation to administer the program must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, 'Contract Proposal Contents.' The completed application should be submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Aberdeen Regional office. Individual American Indian applicant should apply for program services using the application form designated by the Corporation. Individual application forms may be obtained directly from the Corporation.
Applications for individual benefits are approved by the designated United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation official.
Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85; 42 Stat. 208; 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956; Public Law 84-959; 70 Stat. 986, as amended; Public Law 88-230; 77 Stat. 471; 25 U.S.C. 309; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Public Law 93-638; as amended; 25 U.S.C. 450.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
1 to 90 days.
Disputes between the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs may be appealed through an informal conference with the deciding official, may be appealed to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or the corporation may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR, Part 900. An appeal of the corporate official's decision must be made under the corporation's appeal procedures.
Awards to the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation to administer the program may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the corporation and the availability of appropriated funds. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. Individual renewals are based on the availability of funds, but the job placement service may not be used more than three times or more frequently than every two years.
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 to the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation to administer the program are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended. Payments may be made in advance or by reimbursement. Payments to individual beneficiaries for subsistence, support services, uniforms, etc., are released as required by beneficiary, up to the amount of the award. Assistance for job placement is provided until the beneficiary receives their first full paycheck. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office.
Post Assistance Requirements
The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the Corporation.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
The United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation must submit financial status reports, SF 269A.
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.
The United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation must retain financial records for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for three 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 with Unrestricted Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
25 CFR 900, 25 CFR 26, and 25 CFR 27.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation, 1830 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701. Contact: Ken Lock; Telephone: (605) 226-7426.
Lynn Forcia, Office of Economic Development, Division of Job Placement and Training, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., MS-2412 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240. Phone: (202) 219-5270.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications are received for direct employment participants. Final determination to fund an application is based on the individual's eligibility and financial need and total dollars available to the Corporation.
Funding for social enterprises and housing associations are extremely lacking. Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, Big Society Capital points out that there is a need to “build bigger, more stronger, more resilient social enterprises” because they are “critical to growth and prosperity and quality of life in our community.”