Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing its accepting Letters of Intent to be considered for the Tiwahe Initiative until December 31, 2022. The Tiwahe Program was created in 2015 as a pilot program to support Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations by providing increased flexibility in the administration of Tribal programs focused on cultural retention, economic self-determination, social services, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and Tribal courts. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 authorized an additional $1 million to expand the Tiwahe Initiative to additional Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations.
To view the Tiwahe Selection Framework as well as Frequently Asked Questions, please view the Dear Tribal Leader Letter by clicking here. Letters of Intent and questions regarding the Tiwahe Initiative can be emailed to Meghan Bishop, Policy Specialist to the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, at email@example.com, or by calling (202) 208-4709.
For more information, please contact Brian Howard, USET SPF Senior Policy Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org.