OST Trust Programs Reform Efforts

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OST Trust Programs Reform Efforts: The purpose of this grant is to provide support for OST's Trust Programs_Reform Initiatives. As such, ITMA will monitor the Government's reform efforts; conduct continuous outreach activities to inform Tribes and individual beneficiaries of the status reform efforts within the Department, or reform efforts undertaken in Congress; conduct consultation with tribes, tribal organizations, and with individual beneficiaries and their organizations to collect and distill the view of trust beneficiaries regarding DOI's trust programs; and conduct research and develop for OST's consideration collective tribal and trust beneficiary views on other trust reform initiatives that will enhance the beneficiary focus and improve trust service delivery to tribal and individual Indian beneficiaries. SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable. In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria: (1) Unsolicited Proposal - The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives; (2) Continuation - The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity; (3) Legislative intent - The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congress' intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose; (4) Unique Qualifications - The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications; (5) Emergencies - Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed. - The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria: (4) Unique Qualifications - the InterTribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds was organized in 1990 by tribes determined to actively monitor and have a voice in the activities of the Federal government to ensure fair compensation to tribes for the historical trust funds mismanagement. It is a national tribal consortium consisting of 66 federally recognized tribes, who purpose and objectives have increased as it follows the trust reform activities of the Federal government and Congress.
Federal Grant Title: OST Trust Programs Reform Efforts
Federal Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OST2011001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2010
Posted Date: Sep 28, 2010
Creation Date: Sep 27, 2010
Archive Date: Nov 30, 2010
Total Program Funding: $350,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $350,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $350,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Trust reform activities monitoring and reporting.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indian's (OST) intention to award a grant to the InterTribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds (ITMA). This is a single source announcement under justification 505 DM 2.14, and the recipient's unique ability to carry out the proposed tasks. OST intends to enter into this agreement with ITMA to fulfill our commitment to Indian Trust Programs_Reform Initiatives.
Grant Announcement Contact
Debra Meisner Dep Dir BF&A Phone 505-816-1258

Grants Officer [Debbie_Meisner@ost.doi.gov]

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