Tribal Self-Governance Program: Planning and Negotiation Cooperative Agreement

To enable Federally recognized Indian tribes to enter into agreements that would allow them to assume programs, services, functions, and activities (PSFA) (or portions thereof) that the IHS would otherwise provide for Indians because of their status as Indians.

To accomplish this objective, the

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Indian Health Service (IHS) offers Planning and Negotiation Cooperative Agreements each year for: (1) additional tribes interested in participating in the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Program, and (2) existing Self-Governance Tribes that would like to plan for the assumption of new and/or expanded programs.

The Planning Cooperative Agreements allow Tribes to gather information to determine the current types and extent of PSFA and funding levels available within its service areas and to plan for the types and extent of PSFA and funding to be made available to the tribe under a compact.

The Negotiation Cooperative Agreements provide Tribes with additional funding to defray costs involved in and preparing to negotiate Self-Governance compacts pursuant to Title V of the ISDEAA.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Program Contact: Ms. Anna Johnson, Policy Analyst, Office of Tribal Self-Governance, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08E05, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

Phone: (301) 443-7821 Fax: (301) 443-1050.

Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.
Website Address

http://www.ihs.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Northfork Rnchria Mono Indians $ 120,000   2014-09-302016-09-29
Taos, Pueblo Of $ 114,564   2014-09-302016-06-29
Seminole Nation Of Oklahoma, The $ 120,000   2014-09-302016-01-29
M.a.c.t. Health Board, Incorporated $ 48,000   2014-09-302015-09-29
Southern Indian Health Council $ 48,000   2014-09-302015-09-29
M.a.c.t. Health Board, Incorporated $ 120,000   2013-09-012014-08-31
Tolowa Dee-ni Nation $ 47,999   2013-09-012014-08-31
Cow Creek Band Of Umpqua Tribe Of Indians $ 120,000   2013-09-012014-08-31
Reno-sparks Indian Colony $ 48,000   2013-09-012014-08-31
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma $ 120,000   2013-09-012014-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding transferred through a Planning or Negotiation Cooperative Agreement must be used to either: (1) establish and operate programs to provide planning and negotiation resources to Tribes interested in participating in the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Program, or (2) expand current Self-Governance activity.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For Planning Cooperative Agreements, any Federally recognized tribe that (1) formally requests, through a governing body action, a Planning Cooperative Agreement for the purpose of preparing to enter the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Program and (2) has furnished organization-wide single audit reports as prescribed by Pub.

L.

96-502, the Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended, for the previous three years that contain no uncorrected significant and material audit exceptions.

See OMB Circular No.

A-133 (June 27, 2003 and June 26, 2007).

For Negotiation Cooperative Agreements, in addition to the two criteria listed above, applicants must have successfully completed the planning phase as described at 42 C.F.R.

§ 137.20.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations (as defined in 25 U.S.C. § 458aaa-(b)) may benefit.

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

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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The preferred method for receipt of applications is electronic submission through http://www.Grants.gov. However, should any technical problems arise regarding the submission, please contact Grants.gov Customer Support by telephone at (800) 518-4726 or by electronic mail at support@grants.gov. Customer Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except for Federal Holidays). If problems persist, please contact Paul Gettys, Division of Grants Management Systems Coordinator by telephone at (301) 443-2114 or by e-mail to Paul.Gettys@ihs.gov at least ten (10) days prior to the application deadline. To submit an application electronically, please use the Internet Website located at http://www.Grants.gov. Download a copy of the application package, on the Grants.gov website, complete it offline and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov site. An electronic copy of a grant application submitted by electronic mail to the IHS will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

Cooperative agreements are made directly by the IHS to the Indian tribal applicants, based on results of an Objective Review process.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. § 458aaa-2(e)-(f); 42 C.F.R. §§ 137.24-26.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Within 45 days of IHS deadline.

Appeals

From 30 to 60 days. Per 42 C.F.R. § 137.416, decisions relating to the award of Cooperative Agreements may be appealed under 45 C.F.R. Part 5.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Federal cash transaction reports are due 30 days after the close of every calendar quarter to the Payment Management Service (PMS), Payment Management Branch.

Please refer to the PMS website (http://www.dpm.psc.gov/) for additional guidance.

Progress reports are required to be submitted semi-annually and within 30 days after the budget period ends.

A final report must be submitted within 90 days of expiration of the budget/ project period.

Financial status reports are required to be submitted quarterly within 30 days after the budget period ends.

Final financial status reports are due within 90 days of expiration of the budget/project period.

Grantees must submit the reports consistent with the applicable deadlines identified in the Standard Grant Conditions.

Failure to submit required reports within the time allowed may result in suspension or termination of an active grant, withholding of additional awards for the project, or other enforcement actions such as withholding of payments or converting to the reimbursement method of payment.

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

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right to access any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS award, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. Grantees are required to maintain accounting records 3 years after the end of the budget period of the award. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0390-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $887,328; FY 17 est $840,000; and FY 18 est $840,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $48,000 to $120,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. § 458aaa-2(e)-(f); 42 C.F.R. §§ 137.24-26.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Program Contact: Ms. Anna Johnson, Policy Analyst, Office of Tribal Self-Governance, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08E05, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Phone: (301) 443-7821 Fax: (301) 443-1050. Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.

Headquarters Office

Grants Policy Office, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: grantspolicy@ihs.gov Phone: 301-443-5204.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Introduction and Need for Assistance; Project Objective(s), Work Plan and Approach; Program Evaluation; Organizational Capabilities, Key Personnel and Qualifications; Categorical Budget and Budget Justification.



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