As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
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).
- Pocket Folder Brochure [PDF - 15.4 MB]
- Map of Current Self-Governance Tribes Slipsheet [PDF - 1.8 MB]
- Frequently Asked Questions About Tribal Self-Governance Slipsheet
- Differences Between Title I Contracting and Title V Compacting Slipsheet [PDF - 2.2 MB]
IHS OTSG Tribal Self-Governance Program Negotiations Handbook
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) updated its Negotiations Handbook in 2012 to provide an understandable, well-organized and convenient reference guide for key decision makers and managers to use during the migration and administration of the Tribal self-governance model.
- Handbook [PDF - 18 MB]
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 Grants.gov .
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.
- 2012 Report To Congress [PDF - 64 KB]
FY 2012 Tribal SG Exhibit A [PDF - 109 KB]
- 2013 Report to Congress [PDF - 67 KB]
FY 2013 Tribal SG Exhibit A [PDF - 78 KB]
- 2014 Report to Congress [PDF - 71 KB]
FY 2014 Tribal SG Exhibit A [PDF - 103 KB]