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15.057 Navajo-Hopi Indian Settlement Program
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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.
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.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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.
Applicant Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes and Native American Organizations authorized by either Tribe.
Pre-application Coordination: Informal preapplication conference is recommended. Technical assistance in preparing the application is available upon request. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: By agreement, 50 percent of the funds are used on Hopi Partitioned Lands and 50 percent are used on Navajo Partitioned Lands.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial status reports, SF 269A, are required. The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee.
Account Identification: 14-2100-0-1-452.
Ongoing activities to accomplish the goal of rangeland restoration within the Joint Use Area include livestock monitoring, issuance of grazing permits, implementation of range management plans and grazing control methods, establishment of range units and grazing capacity. Program activities on the Hopi Partitioned Lands include range, woodlands and wildlife restoration of 910,021 acres and maintenance on 630 miles of fencing and 123 stock water facilities.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR 166, 167, and 168.
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.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Projects are funded in the areas of windmill maintenance, boundary fence maintenance, erosion control measures, and re-seeding.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Proposals are selected on the basis of the need and urgency of the proposed work. Additional information is available from the Hopi Agency or Western Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.