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OTSG Informational Packet

To improve awareness of the resources and services provided by OTSG and its role in assisting Tribes through the process of self-governance, as well as to improve communication with the Tribes, the OTSG chose to refine, update and improve its communication materials in 2012. OTSG carried the same design theme, tone, color palette and images throughout its suite of materials (pocket folder brochure, stepped slipsheets, accordion-style QRG (Z-Card), handbook and website).

IHS Tribal Self-Governance Program Negotiations Handbook

The handbook is an informational resource that serves as a practical, user-friendly reference guide to negotiating IHS Title V Self-Governance Compacts and Funding Agreements.

Funding Opportunities

For information about Tribal Self-Governance eligibility and the steps to follow to apply for funding, visit Eligibilty and Funding. For information specific to OTSG funding, you can also visit Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving .

Reports to Congress on the Administration of the Tribal Self-Governance Program

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, 2013, and 2014 Reports to Congress on the Administration of the Indian Health Service (IHS) Tribal Self-Governance Program were prepared and submitted to Congress, as required in section 5394 (previously coded as 25 U.S.C. § 458aaa-13) of the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. § 5301 et seq. The report addresses the Agency's administration of the Tribal Self-Governance Program and provides an accounting of the level of need being funded for each Indian Tribe under Self Governance compacts and funding agreements authorized under Title V of the ISDEAA.