[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2019)]
[Pages 5464-5465]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02860]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin 
Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2020 
or Calendar Year 2020

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of application deadline.


SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) 
establishes a March 1, 2019 deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to 
submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal 
self-governance program in fiscal year 2020 or calendar year 2020.

DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, 
Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool 
should be sent to Ms. Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-
Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 2071-MIB, 1849 C 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of 
Self-Governance, Telephone (703) 390-6551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 
(Pub. L. 103-413), as amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus 
Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104-208), and section 1000.15(a) of Title 
25 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Director, Office of Self-
Governance may select up to 50 additional participating Tribes/
consortia per year for the Tribal self-governance program and negotiate 
and enter into a written funding agreement with each participating 
Tribe. The Act mandates that the Secretary of the Interior submit 
copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed 
effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to 
each Tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency that 
is serving the Tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial 
negotiations with a Tribe/consortium located in a region and/or agency 
which has not previously been involved with self-governance 
negotiations will take approximately 2 months from start to finish. 
Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be 
signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 
31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1.

Purpose of Notice

    The regulations at 25 CFR 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern 
the application and selection process for Tribes/consortia to begin 
their participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal 
year 2020 and calendar year 2020. Applicants should be guided by the 
requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies 
of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact person 
identified in this notice.
    Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the 
Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2020 or calendar year 
2020 must respond to this notice, except for those Tribes/consortia 
which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with

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the Department; or (2) one of the 128 Tribal entities with signed 

Information Collection

    This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 
1076-0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program, which expires March 31, 

    Dated: December 20, 2018.
Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-02860 Filed 2-20-19; 8:45 am]