Contract Support

New documents uploaded in June 2013

The Indian Self-Determination Act represents the cornerstone of this nation’s federal policy toward tribes for more than one quarter of a century. Under the Indian Self-Determination Act the United States enters into inter-governmental contracts with Tribes under which Tribes administer federal trust programs, either through contracts or self-governance compacts, for the benefit of tribal members.

In amending the 1975 Act Congress in 1988 observed that the single greatest impediment to successful implementation of the Indian Self-Determination Policy was the consistent failure of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and of the Indian Health Service to pay full fixed contract support costs associated with the administration of transferred programs. Congress recognized that the failure of the BIA and IHS to pay full fixed contract support costs has often led to reductions in programs, amounting to partial termination of the federal government’s trust responsibility.

Historically contract support cost shortfalls have penalized Tribes in the exercise of their self-determination rights under the law. Contract support costs are the key to self-determination for tribes—these funds ensure that tribes have the resources that any contractor would require to successfully manage decentralized programs. Tribal leaders across Indian Country have repeatedly emphasized the importance of fully funding contract support costs.

 

NCAI ACTIVITIES

 DOCUMENTS 

RAMAH INDIRECT COSTS CLASS SETTLEMENT TRAINING INFORMATION

LITIGATION DEVELOPMENTS

REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

CONTRACT SUPPORT COSTS DATA


GENERAL LINKS TO CSC WEBSITES

CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITIES