ABSTRACT

Tribal Funding: Actions Needed to Improve Information on Federal Funds That Benefit Native Americans, Report to the Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "Federal law requires federal agencies to provide a variety of services to tribes and their members. GAO [Government Accountability Office] refers to the need for these services--as defined by tribes, tribal members, and other tribal organizations that administer federal programs or grants for tribes and their members--collectively as tribal needs. In 2018, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reported that the federal government does not keep complete records of federal funding for programs serving tribes. OMB [Office of Management and Budget] publishes a crosscut on federal funding for programs that benefit Native Americans, but tribal stakeholders have expressed concerns about its transparency. This report examines (1) information the crosscut provides and reported challenges with using it and (2) the extent to which federal agencies obtain tribal input and reflect tribal needs during budget formulation."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104602
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Date:
2022-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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