The construction of the Tribal Matrix and identification of programs that are managed by each Tribe required: 1) identification of each federally-recognized Tribe (and of individual Alaska Native Tribes that participate in AN corporations); and 2) identification of data sources and individuals in the federal government that could provide information on Tribal management of the specific DHHS programs of interest.
A complete list of all federally-recognized Tribes was obtained from the Federal Register(1). This list was then cross-referenced with Indian Health Service information to match Alaska Native Tribes to Alaska Native Corporations and with other inter-Tribal organizations that may hold compacts, contracts, or grants as a consortium.
Sources of Data on Tribal Management of DHHS Programs
Project staff searched each DHHS program area website, as an initial step, to determine whether the program maintained a list of Tribal entities that hold contracts, grants, or compacts to manage specific programs. Then, direct telephone contacts were made with staff associated with each program area to verify the accuracy of information obtained from the website or to request information on Tribal management of programs.
For several programs (5), the information required was maintained on the federal agencies' websites; information was provided by program staff for the remaining 7 programs. Below, we list the source of information on Tribal management for each program.
|Community Services Block Grant||http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs||2001|
|Grants for Native Americans||Yvonne Jackson, Director, Office of American Indian, Alaska Native, And Native Hawaiian Programs, AoA||2002|
|Promoting Safe and Stable Families||Vicki Wright, Children's Bureau, DHHS/ACF/ACYF||2002|
|Low Income Home Energy Assistance For Needy Families||Charlotte Abney, Office of Community, Services, DHHS/ACF||2003|
|Child Welfare Services||Vicki Wright, Children's Bureau, DHHS/ACF/ACYF||2002|
|Tribal TANF Programs||http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/dts/||2002|
|Administration for Children and Families||Peter Thompson, Office of Grants Mgmt., DHHS/ACF/OA||2002|
|Native Employment Works||Ann Bowker, Office of Community, Services, DHHS/ACF||2002|
|Child Care & Development Fund Grantees||Ginny Gorman, Child Care Bureau, DHHS/ACF/ACYF, http://www.nccic.org||2002|
|I.H.S.||Ben Smith, Office of Tribal Self-Governance||2003|