Land Buy-Back For Tribal Nations

To work in partnership with tribes to reduce the number of fractional interests in trust or restricted lands by purchasing fractional interests from willing sellers and transferring them to the tribe of jurisdiction for purposes benefitting the community.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Outreach activities in support of land consolidation efforts.

Fiscal Year 2018: Outreach activities in support of land consolidation efforts.

Fiscal Year 2019: Outreach activities in support of land consolidation efforts.


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.


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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Northern Cheyenne Tribe $ 198,691   2018-06-152019-01-15
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: In FY2017, the program issued 6 awards. Fiscal Year 2018: In FY2018, the program anticipates receiving 8 applications and issuing 8 awards. Fiscal Year 2019: In FY2019, the program anticipated receiving 9 applications and issuing 9 awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to enter into cooperative agreements with eligible tribes.

Funded activities are restricted to activities supporting the purchase of fractional interests in trust or restricted lands.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to federally recognized Indian tribal governments with jurisdiction over fractionated lands as identified in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nation?s November 2016 Status Report.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribal governments as identified in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nation?s November 2016 Status Report.

Credentials/Documentation

No credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

It is recommended that eligible tribal governments interested in entering into a cooperative agreement first contact the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).

Technical assistance is available to tribes.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Tribal governments should contact the Buy-Back Program for application procedures.

Award Procedures

A cooperative agreement will be made to an eligible entity in the specific amounts and for the specific purposes set forth in the signed agreement.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Section 2212(b)(3)(C) of the Indian Land Consolidation Act (ILCA) and the Settlement Agreement in Cobell v. Salazar, as confirmed by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Public Law 111-291. Under ILCA, 25 U.S.C. 2212(b), The Provisions of the Indian Self-Determination and Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, do not apply to the agreements.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None. Will vary by application.

Appeals

Contact the Buy-Back Program for appeals information.

Renewals

Contact the Buy-Back Program for renewal and extension information. They will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

The period of performance for the cooperative agreements will be dependent on the activities to be funded and is specified in the agreement terms and conditions. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds may be advanced or disbursed. Fund payment frequency will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The SF-425 Federal Financial Report and performance report are required as dictated by the agreement terms and conditions.

Final reports are due within 90 days of grant completion or termination.

The Performance Report is required as dictated by the agreement terms and conditions.

Finanl reports are due within 90 days of grant completion or termination.

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. Cooperative Agreements are also subject to inspection and audit by Interior's Office of the Inspector General, Buy-Back Program officials, or any other authorized representative of the Federal government.

Records

Tribes must preserve, protect, and manage all fiduciary trust records created and/or maintained during its participation in the Buy-Back Program. Additionally, the tribe must store and permanently retain all fiduciary trust records, active and inactive, at the tribe?s expense and with full unlimited access thereto by the Department, or allow such records to be removed and stored at the American Indian Records Repository in Lenexa, Kansas.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5670-0-2-452.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 $1,160,122; FY 18 est $2,800,000; and FY 19 est $3,400,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

There is no minimum or maximum award amount. Awards have averaged less than $400,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 C.F.R. § 200, ?Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards? For additional literature, please visit the website; http://www.doi.gov/buybackprogram.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Katherine Feiring Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, Department of the Interior, 1849 C St. NW, Room 3543, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: katherine_feiring@ios.doi.gov Phone: (703) 235-3811

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals will be selected for funding based upon criteria developed by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. These criteria include but are not limited to the completeness of the tribe?s proposal, the tribe?s capacity to perform land consolidation activities, and the tribe?s proposed budget.



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