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Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement Program

ID: HHS-2024-IHS-TSGN-0002 • Type: Posted

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 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 IHS 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 OTSG. Negotiations are a method of determining and agreeing upon the terms and provisions of a Tribe's Compact and 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.

Background
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for Negotiation Cooperative Agreements for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP). The TSGP is more than an IHS program; it is an expression of the government-to-government relationship between the United States (U.S.) and Indian Tribes. Through the TSGP, Tribes negotiate with the IHS to assume Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities (PSFAs), or portions thereof, which gives Tribes the authority to manage and tailor health care programs in a manner that best fits the needs of their communities.

Grant Details
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 TSGP negotiations. The negotiation process has four major stages, including: 1) planning; 2) pre-negotiations; 3) negotiations; and 4) post-negotiations. The period of performance is for 1 year. The total funding identified for fiscal year (FY) 2024 is approximately $336,000. Individual award amounts are anticipated to be $84,000. The IHS anticipates issuing approximately three awards under this program announcement.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for this opportunity, applicant must be an “Indian Tribe” as defined in 25 U.S.C. 5304(e); a “Tribal Organization” as defined in 25 U.S.C. 5304(l); or an “Inter-Tribal Consortium” as defined at 42 CFR 137.10. Applicant must also request participation in self-governance by resolution or other official action by the governing body of each Indian Tribe to be served and demonstrate financial stability and financial management capability for 3 consecutive fiscal years prior to the application submission.

Period of Performance
The period of performance is for 1 year.

Grant Value
The total funding identified for fiscal year (FY) 2024 is approximately $336,000. Individual award amounts are anticipated to be $84,000.

Overview

Category of Funding
Health
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/27/24 Indian Health Service posted grant opportunity HHS-2024-IHS-TSGN-0002 for Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement Program with funding of $336,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.444 Tribal Self-Governance Program: Planning and Negotiation Cooperative Agreement. It is expected that 3 total grants will be made worth between $84,000 and $84,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 27, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
June 12, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 55 Days
Last Updated
March 27, 2024, 8:54 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
July 12, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Info
To be eligible for this opportunity, an applicant must meet the following criteria: • Applicant must be an “Indian Tribe” as defined in 25 U.S.C. 5304(e); a “Tribal Organization” as defined in 25 U.S.C. 5304(l); or an “Inter Tribal Consortium” as defined at 42 CFR 137.10. Please note that Tribes prohibited from contracting pursuant to the ISDEAA are not eligible. See section 424(a) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law No. 113 76, as amended by section 445 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, Public Law No. 117 328, and the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act, Public Law No. 118-15. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 5383(c)(1)(B), applicant must request participation in self governance by resolution or other official action by the governing body of each Indian Tribe to be served. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 5383(c)(1)(C), applicant must demonstrate financial stability and financial management capability for 3 consecutive fiscal years prior to the application submission.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$84,000
Floor
$84,000
Estimated Program Funding
$336,000
Estimated Number of Grants
3

Contacts

Contact
Paul E Gettys Deputy Director
Contact Email
Email Description
Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Management
Contact Phone
(301) 443-2114

Documents

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