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IHS National Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup (BFWG)


The Workgroup consists of two Tribal representatives from each of the 12 IHS Areas, as identified in the Area budget work sessions.  The workgroup provides guidance to the IHS Headquarters budget formulation team throughout the budget formulation cycle for each fiscal year.  It also participates in the annual evaluation of the budget process and directs the planning for the next budget formulation cycle.  Members are called upon to participate in the annual presentation of the Tribal recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  Meetings are held two times per year.

Representative Alternate
Michael Garcia, Vice Chairman, Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians Chris Devers, Tribal Representative, Tribal Representative, Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California

California Area Representative

Nik Berzins, Financial Management Officer, M.A.C.
Director, Indian Health Service/California Area Office
Phone:  (916) 930-3981, ext. 363
Fax:  (916) 930-3952