ERIC Number: ED103163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Bureau of Indian Affairs. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Appropriations.
The American Indian policy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is Indian self-determination. The budget for fiscal year (FY) 1975 reflects Indian involvement and participation in the budget planning decisions of the BIA. Therefore, the budget includes a new line item, "Direct Indian Operations." This line item appears in each of the BIA's activities, with the exception of trust responsibilities. Estimates of funds to be granted directly to or contracted directly with individual Indians, tribes, or Indian organizations are given in this line item. It includes: (1) amounts contracted directly with Indians in FY 1974 which were carried forward to FY 1975; (2) amounts granted directly to Indians (i.e., welfare payments, housing grants, and scholarship grants) in FY 1974 plus any increases requested for such items in FY 1975; and (3) 10 percent of the FY 1974 amounts for personal services and expenses related to those personal services in each activity. On February 26, 1974, the Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations met to hear testimony on the BIA budget for FY 1975. Among the witnesses were the Commissioner and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs and representatives from the BIA's Education Programs, Indian Services, General Management Services, and Trust Services. (NQ)
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Budgeting, Educational Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Human Services, Individual Power, Nonreservation American Indians, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation
Not available separately, see RC 008 388
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Appropriations.