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CATAC meeting on November 9 and Budget Formulation meeting on November 10

From: Coleman, Travis (IHS/CAL) 
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2015 10:46 AM
Subject: Save the Dates: CATAC on November 9 and Budget Formulation meeting on November 10 

Dear Tribal Leaders, CATAC Members and Program Directors:

On behalf of Ms. Beverly Miller, Director, California Area Office (CAO), attached are the following documents for the FY 2018 CAO Budget Formulation session November 10 at the John E. Moss Federal Building, 650 Capitol Mall, Huntington Room, Sacramento, CA starting at 9 am.

a.   FY 2018 Budget Priorities Ballot (PDF)
b.   FY 2018 Budget Priorities Narrative (PDF)
c.   Hot Issues Template (PDF)
d.   IHCIA Provisions Ballot (PDF)
e.   Personal Testimony Template (PDF)

Ranking budget priorities and presenting your position on Indian Health Service budget related topics is requested for the fiscal year 2018 budget formulation process.  The first attachment titled "FY 2018 Priorities Ballot" is a ballot to rank your top five budget priorities.  If there is a budget priority that is not listed, please feel free to add to the list and then rank your listing.  Please fill out the "FY 2108 Priorities Narrative" based on your responses to the Budget Formulation Priorities Ballot.  If you have a “Hot Issue” please fill out the Hot Issues template.  New this year is the "IHCIA Provisions Ballot", please rank your top five priorities for Unfunded New Programs and Services Authorized in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.  

Please FAX or email your completed discussion topics and ranked budget priorities by October 30 to the attention of Travis Coleman, ISDEAA Program Manager, (916) 930-3927 or  For questions related to the fiscal year 2018 budget formulation process, contact Travis Coleman, by phone at (916) 930-3981, extension 319, or by email.

The attached zip file includes the final versions of the ballots and templates.  

If you prefer using the electronic versions, here is the survey link: 

The California Area Tribal Advisory Committee will be conducting their meeting on November 9 starting at 1 pm.

A final agenda for both the CATAC and Budget Formulation session will be send out on Monday, October 5.
Travis A. Coleman
Indian Health Service