FY 2013 Land Buy Back Program

The Secretary of the Interior established the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations to implement the land consolidation provisions of the Cobell Settlement Agreement, which provided $ 1. 9 billion to consolidate fractional land interests across Indian Country.

The Buy-Back Program allows interested


individual owners to sell their land and transfer ownership of their interests to the tribe of jurisdiction.

This effort will strengthen tribal sovereignty and put decision-making in the hands of the tribal government, freeing up resources that have been locked-up as land interests have fractionated over time.

The Buy-Back Program is in the process of launching the first phase of its implementation effort with a diverse group of tribes which will be given the opportunity to submit cooperative agreement applications to the Program.

Outreach will continue with additional tribal nations as efforts continue for this initial phase.

While the Buy-Back Program plans to implement the program at as many reservations as possible, initial efforts will help Interior work through implementation challenges to inform future efforts and allow for greater speed and efficiency as personnel continue their outreach.

Interested tribes not selected for this initial effort will have the opportunity to participate in the Program in the future; including the opportunity to apply for cooperative agreements.

this is a 10-year program.

The expiration on this posting reflects this current opportunity, and new opportunities will be posted for each successive year.
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Land Buy-Back For Tribal Nations

Department of the Interior

Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $3,000,000

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Additional Information of 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 Nations Initial Implementation Plan.

Eligible tribes will be individually engaged on a schedule by the Program.

For more information, please visit the Program website: http://www.doi.gov/buybackprogram or contact Faride Kraft, Cooperative Agreement Specialist, at (202) 219-1335.

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Faride KraftCooperative Agreement SpecialistPhone 202-219-1335

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