Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 5th, 2023
Close Date
February 20th, 2024
Total Funding
$900,000.00
Award Ceiling
$180,000.00
Award Floor
$180,000.00
Expected No. Awards
5
Opportunity No.
HHS-2024-IHS-TSGP-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 Planning Cooperative Agreement Program. This program provides resources to tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) and to existing Self Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities (PSFAs). The planning phase of this program is critical for tribes to make informed decisions about which PSFAs to assume and what organizational changes are necessary to support those PSFAs. The Planning Cooperative Agreement is not a prerequisite to enter the TSGP, and tribes may use other resources to meet the planning requirement. Tribes that receive Planning Cooperative Agreements are not obligated to participate in the TSGP and may choose to delay or decline participation based on the outcome of their planning activities. Nonfederally Recognized Native American Tribal Organizations are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The deadline for application submission is February 20, 2024. The estimated total program funding is $900,000, with an award ceiling and floor of $180,000. It is expected that 5 awards will be granted. For more information, contact the Division of Grants Management at DGM@ihs.gov or call 301-443-2114.

Description

The purpose of this Planning Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) and to existing Self Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded PSFAs. Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) requires a Tribe or Tribal organization (T/TO) to complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe. The planning phase must include legal and budgetary research and internal Tribal government planning and organizational preparation relating to the administration of health care programs.The planning phase is critical to negotiations and helps Tribes make informed decisions about which Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities (PSFAs to assume and what organizational changes or modifications are necessary to successfully support those PSFAs. A thorough planning phase improves timeliness and efficient negotiations and ensures that the Tribe is fully prepared to assume the transfer of IHS PSFAs to the Tribal health program.A Planning Cooperative Agreement is not a prerequisite to enter the TSGP and a Tribe may use other resources to meet the planning requirement. Tribes that receive Planning Cooperative Agreements are not obligated to participate in the TSGP and may choose to delay or decline participation based on the outcome of their planning activities. This also applies to existing Self Governance Tribes exploring the option to expand their current PSFAs or assume additional PSFAs.

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