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Tiwahe Initiative Consultation

September 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Indian Affairs (IA) launched the Tiwahe Initiative in fiscal year (FY) 2015 with six pilot sites. The Initiative is made up of several Human Services, Public Safety, and Justice program components, which work together to protect and promote the development of prosperous and resilient Tribal communities. The Tiwahe model is effective because it allows Tribes to create their own potential and provides freedom to design programs and integrate services within Tribal culture and tradition to produce powerful outcomes beneficial to Indian communities and the families living there.

IA is requesting Tribal input to inform program expansion in FY 2022 and FY 2023. The FY 2022 budget includes funding for two additional Tiwahe sites, and the FY 2023 President’s budget proposes an increase of $20.2 million above the FY 2022 enacted level to increase the number of Tribal sites participating in the program.

IA welcomes all comments, and will be specifically seeking input on the questions outlined in the Dear Tribal Leader Letter. Please register in advance for the virtual consultation session on September 12th. Written comments may also be submitted to consultations@bia.gov by 11:59pm ET on October 12, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Bishop, Policy Specialist to the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs at (202) 208-4709 or via email: meghan.bishop@bia.gov.