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Email - IHS Director's Blog: Update on Contract Support Costs

From: Coleman, Travis (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:01 AM
To: CAO Tribal Leaders; CAO Program Directors; CATAC; CAO Board_Committee_Workgroup
Cc: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL); Miller, Beverly (IHS/CAL); Smith, Jeanne L (IHS/CAL); Weiss, Harry J (IHS/CAL); Riggio, Steve J (IHS/CAL); Lee, Paula R. (HHS/OGC); Celli, Mona (IHS/CAL)
Subject: Director's Blog, update on Contract Support Costs


Dear Tribal Official,

A Dear Tribal Leader Letter date June 12, 2013 from the IHS Director was e-mailed to you on June 13 which now it includes link to a list of Indian Health Service Contract Support Costs Table for FY 2014 President's Budget April 30, 2013 (the list is attached to this e-mail).

Update on Contract Support Costs
Posted on Jun 24, 2013

On June 12, I sent a letter [Link to IHS PDF – 56KB] to tribal leaders providing an update on Contract Support Costs (CSC). The letter includes additional information on the FY 2014 President’s Budget proposal and requests input on CSC appropriations. It also provides an update on the status of the resolution of past CSC claims.

To complete the FY 2014 President's Budget proposal for CSC related to the proposal for new CSC appropriations language, IHS transmitted the IHS line-by-line list of tribal contracts and compacts and the not-to-exceed amount of proposed FY 2014 CSC funding based on the FY 2014 President’s Budget Request. The list [Link to IHS PDF - 334KB] is posted at this link. The list was developed using FY 2012 data, which is the most recent available, and it allocates the additional funds proposed for FY 2014 consistent with the IHS CSC Policy, i.e., 50 percent using the bottoms-up method and 50 percent on a proportionate basis. This list was transmitted to Congress on June 14 with a commitment to provide technical assistance to the appropriations Subcommittees on updating the list as the FY 2014 appropriations bill moves through the congressional process.

Comments are welcome on these updates at


Travis A. Coleman
Agency Lead Negotiator
Acting Indian Self-Determination Program Manager
Contract Specialist