Agriculture on Indian Lands

To protect and restore the agricultural (cropland and rangeland) resources on trust lands and facilitate the development of renewable agricultural resources.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.


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 office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Seminole Tribe Of Florida, Inc., The $ 5,193,441   2001-02-052020-09-30
Zuni, Pueblo Of $ 49,829   2019-02-282019-12-31
Pueblo Of Laguna $ 1,307,771   2014-01-012019-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 1,264,447   2014-01-012019-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 206,414   2019-01-012019-12-31
Huslia Village $ 50,000   2019-01-012019-12-18
Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians $ 477,600   2010-02-122019-09-30
Santa Ana, Pueblo Of $ 0   2015-03-132018-09-30
Montana State University, Inc $ 87,407   2013-05-012017-12-31
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe $ 208,867   2012-08-222016-09-30



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 are used to support inventory, analysis, management, and improvement of Indian agricultural lands; to administer authorized use of Indian agricultural lands; and to support efforts to control noxious weeds and other invasive species on Indian lands.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Native American individuals, tribal governments and native organizations authorized by tribal governments, and individuals and entities authorized to make use of Indian agricultural lands and resources.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Native American landowners, Indian tribes and their members, native organizations authorized by tribal governments, and individuals and entities authorized to make use of Indian agricultural lands and resources. Agricultural grant programs (Rangeland Inventory and Noxious Weed Control) are not currently available to individuals or to non-tribal land-user entities.

Credentials/Documentation

Must have a landownership, tribal government, or authorized-user interest in the Indian agricultural land or resource that is the basis of assistance request. 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For Public Law 93-638 requests, awards of noxious weed control funding are made by the Central Office of the BIA. Individual advisory services and counseling, and provision of specialized services are handled at the Agency, Region, or Central Office level as appropriate.

Award Procedures

In most cases, the award can be approved at the agency level. In some instances, the application will be forwarded to the Regional Director for approval. The dollar value of Agriculture awards depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual tribe through tribal participation in the BIA's budget formulation process (TPA).

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450; American Indian Agriculture Resource Management Act, Public Law 103-177, 107 Stat. 2011, 25 U.S.C. 3701.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

For Public Law 93-638 requests applications will be processed within 90 days.

Appeals

For Public Law 93-638 requests 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.

Renewals

For Public Law 93-638 requests agriculture 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. Noxious Weed Eradication assistance is awarded for projects on a year-by-year basis and is not intended to provide perennial support for tribal programs.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. Noxious Weed Eradication requires a minimum 50 percent cost-share agreement for the control projects. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

For Public Law 93-638 requests noxious weed control funding is awarded annually and must be obligated by the second year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial Reports, SF 425 are required.

The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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.

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-302.

Obigations

(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

Agriculture: $200 to $575,000; $50,000. Noxious Weed Eradication: $500 to $300,000; $6,200.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR, Parts 161, 162, 166, 167, 168, and 900.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

David Edington, Office of Trust Responsibilities, Division of Water and Land Resources, Branch of Agriculture and Range, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, MS 4513 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-0866.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

For contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act: All applicants for assistance meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded. Noxious Weed Eradication: Project proposals are ranked according to land use and indicators of cooperator support, pest management integration, degree of establishment of targeted weed, and support of noxious weed control.



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