The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is inviting Tribal leaders to a consultation on July 15, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET on the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget. The registration link is here. OMB is also accepting written comments submitted to email@example.com by no later than July 23, 2021.
The attached invitation explains that while feedback on the FY 2022 Budget will help to guide the formulation of the President’s FY 2023 Budget, OMB also “intends to hold a separate Tribal consultation later this year specifically to inform the FY 2023 Budget formulation process.” OMB states that Tribal leaders and their designees are invited to provide comments and recommendations on the following:
- The FY 2022 President’s Budget proposals to reclassify Contract Supports Costs, Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act Section 105(l) Leases costs, and enacted Indian Water Rights Settlements payments as mandatory beginning in FY 2023.
- Other feedback on the FY 2022 President’s Budget for programs and activities serving and benefitting Tribal governments, organizations, and communities.
- Ensuring adequate and stable funding by considering options for a potential mandatory funding proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service in future President’s Budgets. OMB will conduct another consultation on the President’s FY 2023 Budget, which will include this topic, in 2021, but this July session can start the process of seeking Tribal Leaders’ views on some of the major questions around developing such a proposal.
- How OMB can improve Tribal funding transparency, such as through changes to OMB’s annual Native American Funding Crosscut.
Please let us know if we may provide additional information about OMB’s Tribal consultation on the President’s FY 2022 Budget Request or if we may provide assistance preparing talking points or written comments.