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AGENCY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2020, deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2021 or calendar year 2021. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 3624–MIB, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, 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 OSG Director 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 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 selfgovernance program in fiscal year 2021 and calendar year 2021. 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 2021 or calendar year 2021 must respond to this notice, except for those Tribes/consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; or (2) one of the 129 Tribal entities with signed agreements. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR5B211A000716]


Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin 
Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2021 
or Calendar Year 2021

AGENCY: Office of Self-Governance, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of application deadline.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) 
establishes a March 1, 2020, deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to 
submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal 
self-governance program in fiscal year 2021 or calendar year 2021.

DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, 
Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool 
should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-
Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 3624-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 OSG Director 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 2021 and calendar year 2021. 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 2021 or calendar year 
2021 must respond to this notice, except for those Tribes/consortia 
which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; 
or (2) one of the 129 Tribal entities with signed agreements.

Information Collection

    This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 
1076-0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program, which expires June 30, 2022.

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-01211 Filed 1-23-20; 8:45 am]
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