Upcoming Consultations

Please help NCAI keep this Center as updated as possible by sending new consultation announcements, information, and resources to Ryan Seelau, Senior Researcher, at rseelau@ncai.org.

4/19/2021
April 19

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Economic Development Administration (EDA)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on updating regulations to expand Tribal eligibility to include for-profit Tribal entities that are wholly owned by and established for the benefit of the Tribe
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2021
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  >> Dennis Alvord, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
>> Craig Buerstatte, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 2, 2021
To:
EDAconsultations@eda.gov or 202-482-5479 (voicemail comments)
 
 
April 19

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Education (ED)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on How the Department of Education Can Better Implement Their Tribal Consultation Policy and Better Fulfill the Directives of Executive Order 13175
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Consultation Announcement
>>
ED Consultation Policy
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 23, 2021
To:
ron.lessard@ed.gov
 
 
April 19

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Defense (DOD)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on how the DoD can enhance government-to-government consultation with Tribes and ensure that consultation
is regular, meaningful, and robust in all instances -- Alaska, Pacific Northwest Regions
CONNECT:
  RSVP (providing contact information and identify which regional session you want to join) by Sunday, April 11, 2021 to DoD_NativeAffairs@keresnm.com
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Consultation Announcement (Updated Dates)
>>
DOD Instruction 4710.02 on Interactions with Federally Recognized Tribes (2018)
>>
DOD Instruction 4715.16 on Cultural Resources Management (2008)
>>
Alaska Implementation Guidance for DoD Alaska Native Related Policies and Instructions (2020)
>>
DOD Consultation Resources and Reference Materials Webpage
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: Marcn 22, 2021 (DOD will take comments past deadline)
To:
DoD_NativeAffairs@keresnm.com
 
 
April 19

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on IMLS consultation policy and grant opportunities for Tribal Nations.
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>>
Announcement
>>
Proxy Template (Due: April 14, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. to bingram@imls.gov)
>>
Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 23, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
To:
bingram@imls.gov
 
 
April 19

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
LISTENING SESSION:
  Commission staff will host a series of listening sessions to give members of the public an opportunity to provide their thoughts and ideas about the creation of the Office of Public Participation (OPP)
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Listening Session Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 23, 2021
To: FERC's eFiling System (Docket No. AD21-9-000)
 

 

4/20/2021
April 20

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Office of Government Ethics (OGE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on how to best improve OGE's implementation of E.O. 13175 to consistently achieve meaningful consultation
CONNECT:
  Dial 1-650-479-3208 (Code: 773 692 06)
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Questions
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 20, 2021
To:
contactoge@oge.gov
 
 
April 20

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
LISTENING SESSION:
  Listening Session to obtain oral and written comments on the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) and Student Transportation funding formulas to inform formal tribal consultation planned for the summer
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Listening Session Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: June 30, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 
 
April 20

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  USDA Rural Development (RD), Rural Utilities Services (RUS), and Office of Tribal Relaions (OTR)
LISTENING SESSION:
  Listening session to allow RUS leadership to hear concerns and recommendations from Tribes and tribal telecom/broadband industry experts regarding the ReConnect Program. Additionally, RUS invites additional dialogue and feedback on the ongoing challenges and barriers in utilizing RUS telecom and broadband programs to finance broadband infrastructure on Tribal lands and improving interagency collaboration.
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> ReConnect Program final rule
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 27, 2021
To:
regulations.gov
 
4/21/2021
April 21

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of the Treasury
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 5, 2021
To: Submit through
regulations.gov
 

4/22/2021
April 22

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
LISTENING SESSION:
  Listening Session to obtain oral and written comments on the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) and Student Transportation funding formulas to inform formal tribal consultation planned for the summer
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Listening Session Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: June 30, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 

 

4/23/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

4/24/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

4/25/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

4/26/2021
April 26

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  >> Office of Indian Education (OIE)
>> White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) discretionary grant program
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Consultation Session Announcement
>>
Framing Questions
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 26, 2021
To:
TribalConsultation@ed.gov
 
 
April 26

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  >> Office of Indian Education (OIE)
>> White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on the program for Tribal Education Agencies (TEAs) authorized in Section 11006(1) of the American Rescue Plan (ARP)
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Consultation Session Announcement
>>
Framing Questions
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 26, 2021
To:
TribalConsultation@ed.gov
 

4/27/2021
April 27

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of the Interior (DOI)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on the Development and Management of Renewable and Conventional Energy Resources on Tribal lands (E.O. 14008)
CONNECT:
  Dial 800-857-5055 (Passcode: 69951606)
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>>
Executive Order 14008
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 16, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 

4/28/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

 

4/29/2021
April 29

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of the Interior (DOI)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on the Development and Management of Renewable and Conventional Energy Resources on Tribal lands (E.O. 14008)
CONNECT:
  Dial 800-857-5055 (Passcode: 69951606)
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>>
Executive Order 14008
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: April 16, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 
 
April 29

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Veterans Afffairs (VA)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation Seeking Input on Official Documentation that Can Be Used to Identify Veterans Who Are Indians or Urban Indians (as defined in 25 U.S.C. §1603)
CONNECT:
  Meeting Link or Dial 800-767-1750 (Extension: 52908)
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
>>
25 U.S.C. §1603
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 29, 2021
To:
tribalgovernmentconsultation@va.gov
 
 
April 29

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on: (1) implementing E.O. 13175; (2) the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021; (3) DHS's tribal consultation policy; and (4) repatriation
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 25, 2021 by 6:00 p.m. Alasksa Time
To:
david.munro@hq.dhs.gov
 

4/30/2021
April 30

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of the Treasury
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on the findings and recommendations recently released in the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee’s (TTAC) Dual Taxation Report adopted by the TTAC December 9, 2021
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Questions
>>
TTAC Subcommittee on Dual Taxation Report (2020)
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: June 28, 2021
To:
tribal.consult@treasury.gov
 
 
April 30

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on: (1) implementing E.O. 13175; (2) the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021; (3) DHS's tribal consultation policy; and (4) repatriation
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 25, 2021 by 6:00 p.m. Alasksa Time
To:
david.munro@hq.dhs.gov
 

 

5/1/2021
May 1

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on: (1) implementing E.O. 13175; (2) the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021; (3) DHS's tribal consultation policy; and (4) repatriation
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 25, 2021 by 6:00 p.m. Alasksa Time
To:
david.munro@hq.dhs.gov
 

5/2/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

5/3/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

 

5/4/2021
May 4

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on whether BIE should equest from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) a waiver of assessment requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year for the protection of the health and safety or students, staff, and their communities, which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>> Consultation Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 7, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 
 
May 4

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  USDA Rural Development (RD) and Office of Tribal Relations (OTR)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on the Emergency Rural Development Grants specifically for Rural Healthcare that were authorized through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> NCAI's Overview of Tribal Provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: Unspecified
To: Unspecified
 

 

 

 

5/5/2021
May 5

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on: (1) implementing E.O. 13175; (2) the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021; (3) DHS's tribal consultation policy; and (4) repatriation
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 25, 2021 by 6:00 p.m. Alasksa Time
To:
david.munro@hq.dhs.gov
 
 
May 5

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on whether BIE should equest from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) a waiver of assessment requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year for the protection of the health and safety or students, staff, and their communities, which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>>
Consultation Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 7, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 

 

5/6/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

 

 

5/7/2021
May 7

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on: (1) implementing E.O. 13175; (2) the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021; (3) DHS's tribal consultation policy; and (4) repatriation
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 25, 2021 by 6:00 p.m. Alasksa Time
To:
david.munro@hq.dhs.gov
 
 
May 7

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of Interior (DOI)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on Funding Assessment and Methodology Input for Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
CONNECT:
  (877)-917-3404
Passcode: 5959048
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>> Consultation Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 11, 2021
To:
michael.wischnewski@bia.gov
 

 

5/8/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

5/9/2021

NO EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THIS DATE AS OF YET
 

 

5/10/2021
May 10

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on BIE's school reopening plans (K-12 and Residential Facilities)
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>> Consultation Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 14, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 

 

5/11/2021
May 11

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on draft policies regarding progress and promotion and certificate of completion
CONNECT:
  Dial 800-857-5055 (6951606)
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>> Consultation Announcement
>
> Federal Register Announcement
>> Draft Policies (Under "Part 33 Draft Policy Certificate of Completion" and " Part 33 Draft Policy Student Progress/Promotion")
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 20, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 
 
May 11

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on BIE Draft Policies on Certificate of Completion Public Consultation
CONNECT:
  800-857-5055
Passcode: 6951606
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>> Consultation Announcement
>>
Draft Policies
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 20, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 
 
May 11

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on BIE's school reopening plans (post-secondary institutions)
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter
>> Consultation Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 14, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov
 
 
May 11

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on: (1) implementing E.O. 13175; (2) the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021; (3) DHS's tribal consultation policy; and (4) repatriation
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Framing Paper
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: May 25, 2021 by 6:00 p.m. Alasksa Time
To:
david.munro@hq.dhs.gov
 

 

 

5/12/2021
May 12

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on proposed new rule related to Indian Business Incubators Program
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Federal Register Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: June 14, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov (Subject Line: 1076–AF63)
 

 

 

5/13/2021
May 13

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AGENCY:
 
  Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED)
CONSULTATION:
  Consultation on proposed new rule related to Indian Business Incubators Program
CONNECT:
  Registration Link
DECISION-MAKERS ATTENDING:
  Unspecified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  >> Federal Register Announcement
WRITTEN COMMENTS:
  Due: June 14, 2021
To:
consultation@bia.gov (Subject Line: 1076–AF63)