Navajo-Hopi Indian Settlement

To implement those provisions of the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act of 1974, as amended, which are assigned to the Department of the Interior; and to institute conservation practices and methods to restore the grazing potential of rangelands lying within the former Navajo/Hopi Joint Use Area.


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 Hopi Agency or the Navajo or Western Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Program Accomplishments

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

Uses and Use Restrictions

Use is restricted to approved projects within the Navajo/Hopi Joint Use Area.

Funds will be used for restoration of rangeland within the former Navajo/Hopi Joint Use Area (JUA).

This includes livestock monitoring on the JUA, issuance of grazing permits, implementation of range management plans and grazing control methods, establishment of range units and grazing capacity, and removal of trespass livestock on the Hopi Partitioned Lands; initiation of grazing control on the Navajo Partitioned Lands; and natural resources restoration on the affected lands.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes and Native American Organizations authorized by either Tribe.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes and individual members of both Tribes.

Credentials/Documentation

Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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. Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, 'Contract Proposal Contents.' Completed applications should be submitted to the Hopi Agency or the Navajo or Western Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Law 93-531, 25 U.S.C. 640 et seq.; Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act; Public Law 102-180, 105 Stat. 1230; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications will be processed within 90 days.

Appeals

An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official or may appeal the denial of the application directly 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

Annual application required.

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 may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the grantee. 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.

The SF-425, Federal Financial Report is required.

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

14-2100-0-1-452.

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

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR 161, 166, and 168.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the Hopi Agency or the Navajo or Western Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

David Edington, Office of Trust Responsibilities, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street N.W., MS-3061 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-0886.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected on the basis of the need and urgency of the proposed work.



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