Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 5th, 2023
Close Date
February 20th, 2024
Total Funding
$420,000.00
Award Ceiling
$84,000.00
Award Floor
$84,000.00
Expected No. Awards
5
Opportunity No.
HHS-2024-IHS-TSGN-0001

Agency

Indian Health Service (HHS-IHS)

Eligible Applicants

Nonfederally Recognized Native American Tribal Organizations

Funding Category

Health

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Indian Health Service is offering a Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement Program. This program aims to provide resources to Tribes to help with the costs associated with preparing for and engaging in Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) negotiations. TSGP negotiations involve careful planning, preparation, and sharing of information between Tribal and Federal parties. The negotiations process is collaborative and focuses on setting priorities, respecting the government-to-government relationship, and involving both Tribal and Indian Health Service representatives. The program requires the negotiation and agreement on a Tribe's Compact and Funding Agreement, which outline the terms and provisions of the Tribe's assumption of Indian Health Service Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities. The program has an award ceiling of $84,000 and an estimated total program funding of $420,000. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2024. For more information, contact the Division of Grants Management at DGM@ihs.gov or call 301-443-5204.

Description

The purpose of this Negotiation Cooperative Agreement is to provide Tribes with resources to help defray the costs associated with preparing for and engaging in Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) negotiations. TSGP negotiations are a dynamic, evolving, and Tribally-driven process that requires careful planning, preparation, and sharing of precise, up-to-date information by both Tribal and Federal parties. Because each Tribal situation is unique, a Tribe’s successful transition into the TSGP, or expansion of their current program, requires focused discussions between the Federal and Tribal negotiation teams about the Tribe’s specific health care concerns and plans. One of the hallmarks of the TSGP is the collaborative nature of the negotiations process, which is designed to: 1) enable a Tribe to set its own priorities when assuming responsibility for Indian Health Service (IHS) Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities (PSFAs); 2) observe and respect the government-to-government relationship between the U.S. and each Tribe; and 3) involve the active participation of both Tribal and IHS representatives, including the Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG). Negotiations are a method of determining and agreeing upon the terms and provisions of a Tribe’s Compact and Funding Agreement (FA), the implementation documents required for the Tribe to enter into the TSGP. The Compact sets forth the general terms of the government-to-government relationship between the Tribe and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The FA: 1) describes the length of the agreement (whether it will be annual or multi-year); 2) identifies the PSFAs, or portions thereof, the Tribe will assume; 3) specifies the amount of funding associated with the Tribal assumption; and 4) includes terms required by Federal statutes and other terms agreed to by the parties. Both documents are required to participate in the TSGP and they are mutually negotiated agreements that become legally binding and mutually enforceable after both parties sign the documents. Either document can be renegotiated at the request of the Tribe.

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