Office of Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement

The purpose of this Planning Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) and to existing Self-Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded Programs, Services, Functions and Activities (PSFAs).

Title V of

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the ISDEAA requires a Tribe or Tribal organization to complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe.

The planning phase must include legal and budgetary research and internal Tribal government planning and organization preparation relating to the administration of health care programs.

See 25 U.S.C.

458aaa-2(d).

The planning phase helps Tribes make informed decisions about which PSFAs to assume and what organizational changes or modifications are necessary to successfully support those PSFAs.

A thorough planning phase improves timeliness and efficiency of negotiations and ensures that the Tribe is fully prepared to assume the transfer of Indian Health Service (IHS) PSFAs to the Tribal health program.

A Planning Cooperative Agreement is not a prerequisite to enter the TSGP and a Tribe may use other resources to meet the planning requirements.

Tribes that receive a Planning Cooperative Agreement are not obligated to participate in the TSGP and may choose to delay or decline participation based on the outcome of their planning activities.

This also applies to existing Self-Governance Tribes exploring the option to expand their current PSFAs or assume additional PSFAs.
Related Programs

Tribal Self-Governance Program: Planning and Negotiation Cooperative Agreement

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Indian Health Service

Office:

Estimated Funding: $600,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Funding Opportunity Announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible for this Limited Competition Planning Cooperative Agreement under this announcement, an applicant must: A.

Be an "Indian Tribe" as defined in 25 U.S.C.

Section 450b(e); a "Tribal Organization" as defined in 25 U.S.C.

Section 450b(l); or an "Inter-Tribal Consortium" as defined at 42 C.F.R.

Section 137.10.

However, Alaska Native Villages or Alaska Native Village Corporations are not eligible if they are located within the area served by an Alaska Native regional health entity.

See Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub.

L.

No.

113-76.

By statute, the Native Village of Eyak, Eastern Aleutian Tribes, and the Council for Athabascan Tribal Governments have also been deemed Alaska Native regional health entities and therefore are eligible to apply.

Those Alaska Tribes not represented by a Self-Governance Tribal consortium Funding Agreement within their area may still be considered to participate in the TSGP.

B.

Demonstrate, for three fiscal years, financial stability and financial management capability.

The Indian Tribe must provide evidence that, for the three years prior to participation in Self-Governance, the Indian Tribe has had no uncorrected significant and material audit exceptions in the required annual audit of the Indian Tribe's Self-Determination Contracts or Self-Governance Funding Agreements with any Federal agency.

See 25 U.S.C.

Section 458aaa-2; 42 C.F.R.

Sections 137.15-23.

For Tribes or Tribal organizations that expended $750,000 or more ($500,000 for FYs ending after December 31, 2003) in Federal awards, the OTSG shall retrieve the audits directly from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

For Tribes or Tribal organizations that expended less than $750,000 ($500,000 for FYs ending after December 31, 2003) in Federal awards, the Tribe or Tribal organization must provide evidence of the program review correspondence from IHS or Bureau of Indian Affairs officials.

See 42 C.F.R.

Sections 137.21-23.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
paul.gettys@ihs.gov

Date Posted:
2016-03-24

Application Due Date:
2016-06-03

Archive Date:
2016-07-03


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