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2018 Letters

August 1, 2018

The Acting Director notifies Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders that the deadline to submit comments on the funding mechanism to distribute behavioral health initiatives that are currently distributed through grants has been extended until August 17, 2018. [PDF - 116 KB]

July 24, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to announce a 30-day comment period on the Draft IHS Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2018-2022. [PDF - 93 KB]

July 23, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on Indian Health Service regulatory reform activities. [PDF - 141 KB]

July 13, 2018

The Acting Director updates Urban Indian Organization Leaders with his decisions on the fiscal year 2019 funding distribution for the Indian Health Service Special Diabetes Program for Indians. [PDF - 93 KB]

July 12, 2018

The Acting Director updates Tribal Leaders with his decisions on the fiscal year 2019 funding distribution for the Indian Health Service Special Diabetes Program for Indians. [PDF - 91 KB]

July 10, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on an impending funding decision that impacts a portion of the Agency’s inflation funding increases received in the IHS fiscal year 2018 appropriation to meet requirements of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, specifically at 25 U.S.C. § 5324(l), also referred to as "105(l)." [PDF - 93 KB]

June 22, 2018

The Acting Director informs Urban Indian Organization Leaders of the decision on establishing a standard Methodology to distribute program funding increases that the Indian Health Service allocates to the Agency’s budget for Urban Indian Health. [PDF - 231 KB]

May 18, 2018

The Acting Director writes to initiate a Tribal Consultation and an Urban Confer on the funding mechanism to distribute behavioral health initiatives that are currently distributed through grants. [PDF - 144KB]

April 13, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate an Urban Confer on the distribution of funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians in Fiscal year 2019. [PDF - 106 KB]

March 13, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate an Urban Confer on establishing a standard methodology to allocate program increases to the Urban Indian Health budget line. [PDF - 123 KB]

February 2, 2018

The Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an important leadership update in the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs. [PDF - 93 KB]

Enclosure: Indian Health Service Stakeholder Engagement Plan [PDF - 93 KB]