Office of Management and Budget to Hold Tribal Consultation on the FY 2023 Budget Request

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is inviting Tribal leaders to a consultation on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET on the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget.  The registration link is here.  OMB is also accepting written comments submitted to by no later than October 4, 2021.

OMB states that Tribal leaders and their designees are invited to provide comments and recommendations on the following:

  • Specific feedback on the highest priority programs and activities recommended for investment in the FY 2023 budget, including associated funding levels.  OMB says that Tribal leaders’ feedback on the treatment of these programs and activities in the FY 2023 President’s Budget in the context of those included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure bill, see our GM 21-005 of August 2, 2021) and the Budget Reconciliation process will be particularly helpful.
  • Specific technical assistance needs to support the effective use of existing resources, such as through the American Rescue Plan Act (COVID-19 relief), as well as future resources, such as those included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Budget Reconciliation process.
  • Options for a potential mandatory funding proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service (IHS), including input on the analytical considerations in setting the level for mandatory funding and how this funding should grow in subsequent years.
  • Barriers to improvement of water infrastructure for IHS and other tribal and Federal facilities.

Please let us know if we may provide additional information about OMB’s Tribal consultation on the President’s FY 2023 Budget Request or if we may provide assistance preparing talking points or written comments.