[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2016)]
[Pages 16203-16204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06841]



Bureau of Indian Affairs


Contract Support Costs

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs (AS-IA) will be hosting tribal consultation 
sessions on a streamlined draft policy that will address contract 
support costs (CSC) incurred by Tribes under Indian Self-Determination 
and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) self-determination contracts and 
Self-Governance funding agreements.

DATES: Written comments on the draft policy must be received the 
Department of the Interior (Department) by July 29, 2016. Please see 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates of the 
tribal consultation sessions.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the draft policy is available for review at: 
http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/Consultation/index.htm. Submit 
comments by email to: [email protected] or by U.S. mail to: Office 
of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, attn.: CSC Comments, 1849 C 
Street NW., MS-3071-MIB, Washington, DC 20240.

Director--Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, at (202) 513-7640 
or via email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Indian Affairs has conducted several tribal 
consultations and listening sessions over the past two years regarding 
funding to tribes for CSC and is now presenting a draft policy to 
provide full funding for CSC incurred by tribes under ISDEAA self-
determination contracts and Self-Governance funding agreements. The 
draft policy provides a streamlined approach to calculating CSC that 
reflects the Department's commitment to paying all Tribes full CSC.
    We will be hosting the following consultation sessions to discuss 
this draft CSC policy and invites Tribes' participation:

                                 Time (Local time
             Date                     zone)               Location
Wednesday, April 27, 2016.....  2:00 pm-4:00 pm..  Buena Vista Palace
                                                    and Resort, 1900 E
                                                    Buena Vista Drive,
                                                    Lake Buena Vista, FL
                                                    32830. Meeting Room:
                                                    Great Hall North (in
                                                    conjunction with the
                                                    2016 Annual Tribal
Tuesday, May 17, 2016.........  9:00 am-1:00 pm..  DOI University--
                                                    National Indian
                                                    Programs Training
                                                    Center, 1011 Indian
                                                    School Road NW.,
                                                    Albuquerque, NM
                                                    87104. Meeting Room:
Thursday, May 19, 2016........  9:00 am-1:00 pm..  Hilton San Francisco
                                                    Union Square, 333
                                                    O'Farrell Street,
                                                    San Francisco, CA
                                                    94102. Meeting Room:
                                                    Taylor AB.

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Friday, June 10, 2016.........  9:00 am-1:00 pm..  The Skirvin Hilton
                                                    Oklahoma City, One
                                                    Park Avenue,
                                                    Oklahoma City, OK
                                                    73102. Meeting Room:
                                                    Continental Room.

    Dated: March 22, 2016.
Lawrence S. Roberts,
Acting Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-06841 Filed 3-24-16; 8:45 am]