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Program Delegation #18


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20852

Program #18
FEB 17, 2005

TO: Deputy Director for Indian Health Policy
Director, Office of Tribal Programs

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Grant Related Authorities under Title I, Section 103(b)(2) and 103(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended.

AUTHORITY DELEGATED

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), by the Reorganization Order of January 4, 1988, (52 FR 47053), which elevated the IHS to a Public Health Service Agency, I hereby delegate to the officials listed below, the following grant related authorities under Title I, Section 103(b)(2) and 103(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended:

  1. Provide program leadership of the Tribal Management Grant Program,

  2. Establish and publish program guidelines, which include:

    1. eligibility and establishment of criteria for the types of programs and services,

    2. funding priorities,

    3. system for objective review of applicants,

    4. program specific reports, and

    5. any necessary procedural or substantive requirements for the administration of the grant program.

  3. Concur or non-concur with the recommendations of Headquarters review panels.

TO WHOM DELEGATED

Deputy Director for Indian Health Policy
Director, Office of Tribal Programs

AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE

These authorities may not be redelegated.

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Authority to perform the grant administrative authorities, including signing the resulting grant documents, was delegated to the IHS Headquarters Grants Management Officer on May 4, 1994.

These authorities shall be exercised in accordance with all applicable grant regulations and grant policy directives issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

SUPERSESSION

This delegation supersedes the previous delegation of authority located in Indian Health Manual, Program Delegation #18, dated August 19, 1999.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective upon the date of signature.

/Robert G. McSwain for/
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General


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