Budget Formulation Guidelines Tool-Kit for the Budget Formulation Process 1
Regional Offices ensured priorities and requirements were expressed by Tribes in their region. PRIOR Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Justifications
Budget Formulation Process Indian Affairs will solicit active participation of Indian Tribes and Indian Organizations Region Budget Formulation Teams Central Office Budget Formulation Work Team National Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup Sessions National Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup
Timeline January – February: Tribal/Regions budget development sessions March 1, 2013: Regional Submissions are due March 4-8, 2013: One-on-one review via WebEx (as needed) Regional Budget Worksheet Narratives Regional Representatives established (Two points of contact) Hot Issue Success Story Needs-Based Priorities (optional)
Provide ongoing support to the budget activities and budget priorities at the Regional Level Tribal Officials Indian Affairs Staff Budget Formulation Process: To provide program priorities, policies, and budget recommendations. Regional Budget Formulation Teams
Tribal Representatives from each of the 12 Regions Regional Coordinators designated by the Regional Director National Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup provides input and guidance to Central Office throughout the budget formulation cycle for that fiscal year
Tribal Representatives ( Tribal Interior Budget Committee Member ) Familiar with and have a working knowledge of both the overall Federal Budget and the Indian Affairs budget/performance processes Attend and participate at the FY 2015 National Budget Work Session Present and discuss recommendations Authority to negotiate Regional Tribal priorities
Regional Coordinators (Federal lead) Familiar and have a working knowledge of both the overall Federal Budget and the Indian Affairs budget/performance processes Provides annual training on the Federal Budget, Performance Measures, Performance Assessments and Indian Affairs budget work session Federal point of contact to attend and participate at the FY 2015 National Budget Work Session as technical advisor Authority to negotiate Regional Tribal priorities Understand and articulate Regional priorities
Performance and Collaboration Indian Affairs will report on an annual basis how the results and outcomes of Tribal consultation performance fulfill the Government-to-Government relationship to Indian Tribes. * FY 2015 Budget Formulation Guidelines, Section 2
Meetings, Records, Evaluation and Reporting Indian Affairs is responsible for reporting on and evaluating consultation activities and communicate these sessions and outcomes to Department of the Interior (DOI), and Indian Tribes. Report to DOI Submitting an annual report on Tribal consultation activity and outcomes Included in the “DOI Annual Tribal Consultation Report” Report to Indian Tribes Submitting an annual report on past year’s activity Assessment of this enhancement and a description of outcomes, follow-up action items Budget Formulation Report to DOI Submitting an annual report to DOI, Indian Tribes describing the process used and outcomes Workgroups/Task Forces Preparing reports of meetings to Indian Tribes and Indian Organizations * FY 2015 Budget Formulation Guidelines, Section 3
Consultation with Other Groups Although the unique Federal relationship with Indian Tribes is based in part on the fundamental concept of Government-to-Government relations, other statutes and policies exist that allow for Federal consultation with Indian organizations that, by the nature of their business, serve Indian people and might be affected if excluded from the consultation process. Even though such Indian organizations may not represent Indian Tribes, the Indian Affairs is able to consult with these Indian organizations individually or collectively.
Please submit Regional Coordinators as soon as possible. TO DO Thank you.