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93.210 Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Program: Planning and Negotiation Cooperative Agreements and IHS Compacts
INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Title III, Public Law 93-638, as amended, Section 302, Public Law 103-413.
To make financial assistance awards to Indian tribes to enable them to assume programs, functions, services, and activities (PFSA) of the Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and of the Department of Interior that are otherwise available to Indian tribes or organizations. Such assumptions will be by compact awards. The Self-Governance (SG) Demonstration Projects initially limited the number of compacts that could be awarded to 30. However, the 1994 Amendments authorize the addition of up to 30 tribes per fiscal year for the 10-year demonstration period not to exceed 18 years. In preparation for additional tribes each fiscal year, the IHS will make planning cooperative agreements available. The planning cooperative agreement allows a tribe to gather information to determine the current types and extent of PFSAs and funding levels available within its service area and to plan for the types and extent of PFSAs and funding to be made available to the tribe under a compact. The IHS will also award funding of negotiating cooperative agreements which allows tribes to prepare to negotiate for compact status.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Establishing and operating programs to provide planning and negotiation resources to tribes interested in participating in the SGDP. These cooperative agreements will be awarded on a one-time basis. Compacts awarded as the result of the negotiation cooperative agreements will be multi-year for the length of the demonstration phase.
Applicant Eligibility: For planning projects, any federally- recognized tribe which (1) Formally requests, through a governing body action, a planning cooperative agreement for the purpose of participation in the SGDP (2) has operated two or more mature contracts; and (3) has furnished organization-wide single audit reports as prescribed by Public Law 96-502, the Single Audit Act of 1984, for the previous 3 years that contain no significant or material audit exceptions. For each fiscal year, an additional 30 tribes may be eligible for selection to participate in the SGDP.
Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Cooperative agreements are subject to administrative requirements under 45 CFR, Part 92 for grants to Indian tribes. Compacts must comply with requirements in the compacts and annual finding agreements.
Account Identification: 75-0390-0-1-551.
In fiscal year 2001, there are 45 compact awards covering Tribally operated facilities which include nine hospitals, 63 health centers, two school health centers, and 171 health stations. Similar support is anticipated for fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
The Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act, Title III, as amended (Public Law 103-413) authorizes both the cooperative agreements and the compacts. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94- 50,000 (Rev. April 1, 1994), applies to the cooperative agreement awards.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Tribally operated facilities include hospitals, health centers, school health centers, and health stations.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
For planning cooperative agreements, criteria are as follows: goals/objectives; methodology including innovativeness of approach; capability of applicant to successfully conduct the project; and budget and its effective use.