Monday, February 17, 2014

Administration Agrees to Fully Pay Tribal Contract Support Costs

February 17, 2014.
Rob Capriccioso, of Indian Country Today, has written an informative article about the reported agreement of the Obama administration "to abide by Supreme Court decisions requiring reimbursement of full tribal contract support costs."

"The tide for tribes improved on this matter in January when Democratic and Republican Congress members announced a budget agreement that said the federal government must treat tribal contractors the same way as any other government contractor by getting reimbursed for work that they perform. Until 1999, payments to tribal contractors were reimbursed by the federal government, but at that time the IHS began citing budget shortfalls as a reason to not reimburse these costs. Since then, hundreds of millions of claims have gone unpaid to tribes."
To read the full article, click here.

For more information about Tribal Contract Support Costs based on the Indian Self-Determination Act, visit the National Congress of American Indians here.
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