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Meeting at Pechanga on Sunday, 9/15/19 at 6:00 PM

Thank you for those who were able to attend the conference call today.

 

We are scheduled to meet at  Pechanga  Sunday, September 15, 2019 at  6:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom East.  We have approx 20 Tribes attending in person.  At that meeting we will discuss the order of the consultation.  We are hoping that we could provide oral testimony on each subject separately. This is my first time attending a consultation, I  was told that Tribal president, Tribal Chairman, Tribal council, or elected or appointed leadership would be allowed to speak first.

 

We are hoping we can provide testimony in the following order- Please make note that a Final Agenda has been posted.  Our time for Oral testimony has been reduced from 1:00-2:30 pm.

 

1. Non Federal Share- match reduction from 20%-10%–  It’s important that if a Tribe has had any financial hardship in meeting the match that they provide testimony on what that hardship has been.  This will only help get the match reduced. Port Gamble will take the lead and go first.

 

2. Allowability of Rent –  If Tribes lost match due to the fair market value from the Tribe donating the space, please provide testimony to this. Northern Arapaho will take the lead and go first.

 

3. Annual Budget Information-Tribes will be stating that they do not have any budget issues at this time. We are unsure why this is on for consultation?  We may have issues after the consultation when we get our budgets. 

4. Open Consultation on new or previous topics?

For Tribes who were unable to provide written testimony it’s not too late.  ACF will take written Testimony until 10/15/19.  Email testimony to anacommissioner@acf.hhs.gov

 

For Tribes unable to attend in person you can attend through webinar but you will need to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-acf-tribal-consultation-registration-67045708519

 

 

 

Please see attached:

 

1. New Final Agenda- https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ana/2019_acf_tribal_consultation_draft_agenda_81519.pdf

 

2. Map of Pechanga-  https://www.pechanga.com/property-map?category=meet

 

3. PGST Testimony for Tribal use only

 

4. HHS Consultation https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/iea/tribal/tribalconsultation/hhs-consultation-policy.pdf

 

5. ACF Consultation https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ana/acf_tcp_final.pdf

 

If for some reason you need to contact me, I can be reached by cell phone at (206)384-3992.

I look forward to seeing  you in Temecula!

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