[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 178 (Monday, September 14, 2020)]
[Pages 56626-56627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20186]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Annual Meeting Under Indian Employment, Training and Related 
Services Act, as Amended

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA), is announcing the annual meeting of the Federal agencies and 
Tribes that participate in the Indian Employment, Training and Related 
Services Act of 2017, also known as ``Public Law 477.'' Due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all individuals, the meeting 
will be conducted via WebEx and by telephone.

DATES: The annual Federal Partner and Tribal 477 Work Group meeting 
will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: All Advisory Board activities and meetings will be conducted 
online and by phone. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
notice for directions to join WebEx and by telephone.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The annual Federal Partner and Tribal 477 
Work Group meeting will be on WebEx video conference and by phone. 
Call-in information follows:

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WebEx: https://ocfoia.webex.com/ocfoia/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef573c94c1da637700998e9ffe034741a
Call in: +1-415-527-5035
Access code: 199 196 6375


    In 2017, the Congress enacted the Indian Employment Training and 
Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017, Public Law 115-93, codified 
at 25 U.S.C. 3401-3417 (``2017 Act''). The 2017 update amended and 
expanded the Indian Employment and Related Services Demonstration Act 
of 1992, Public Law 102-477 (as amended in 2017, ``PL 477'') by, in 
part, identifying eight additional Federal agencies that are now 
subject to the amended law, including the Departments of Justice, 
Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban 
Development, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs. Under PL 477, Tribes 
may propose to integrate eligible grant programs from these agencies 
and the Departments of the Interior, Health and Human Services, Labor 
and Education, consolidate and reprogram grant funds in accordance with 
a plan approved by the Secretary of the Interior (``477 Plan''). As 
required by the 2017 updates to PL 477, the Department of the Interior 
entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among the 12 Federal 
agencies to implement PL 477.

Annual Meeting

    As lead agency responsible for implementation of PL 477, BIA 
announces the annual meeting of participating Tribes and Federal 
agencies. As directed by statute, the meeting will be co-chaired by 
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney and 477 Tribal Work 
Group Committee Chair Margaret Zientek. 25 U.S.C. 3410(a)(3)(B)(i).
    The agenda will include:

I. Status of Participating 477 Tribes
     477 Programs to be integrated
     Plan Approval Process
     Waiver Approvals
     Funds Transfer
     Annual Reports
     477 Tribal Recognitions
II. Discussion on Memorandum of Agreement
     Status of Memorandum of Agreement
     Recommendation for Changes/Improvements/Areas to be 
     Status of Labor Force Report
III. COVID-19 Pandemic
     Challenges and Success
IV. Miscellaneous
     Financial Assistance for 477 Tribes to develop a 
     Expansion of Tribal programs
     Establish Annual Meeting of Tribes and Federal agencies

    To join the meeting, use WebEx video call or call in by phone:

WebEx: https://ocfoia.webex.com/ocfoia/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef573c94c1da637700998e9ffe034741a
Call in: +1-415-527-5035
Access code: 199 196 6375

Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-20186 Filed 9-11-20; 8:45 am]