Tribal Self-Governance Program, Negotiation Cooperative Agreement

Tribal Self-Governance Program, Negotiation Cooperative Agreement – The purpose of this Negotiation Cooperative Agreement is to provide Tribes with resources to help defray costs related to preparing for and conducting TSGP negotiations. TSGP negotiations are a dynamic, evolving, and Tribally-driven process that requires careful planning and preparation by both Tribal and Federal parties, including the sharing of precise, up-to-date information. The design of the negotiations process: 1) enables a Tribe to set its own priorities when assuming responsibility for IHS PSFAs, 2) observes the government-to-government relationship between the United States and each Tribe, and 3) involves the active participation of both Tribal and IHS representatives, including the OTSG. Because each Tribal situation is unique, a Tribe’s successful transition into the TSGP, or expansion of their current program, requires focused discussions between the Federal and Tribal negotiation teams about the Tribe’s specific health care concerns and plans. The negotiations process has four major stages, including: 1) planning, 2) pre-negotiations, 3) negotiations, and 4) post-negotiations. Closing Date: July 31, 2013.