Media Contact: Lovett 343-7445
For Immediate Release: March 31, 1978

The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced today that proposed revisions in the regulations governing contracts and grants under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (P.L. 93-638) were published in the Federal Register March 28.

The Self-Determination Act regulations require that the Bureau annually consult with Indian tribes and organizations about the need to revise the regulations. These proposed changes are the result of the consultation with Indian tribes and organizations.

Probably the most significant change being proposed is the addition of procedures to deal with the situation in which a contract proposal is adequate but the Bureau does not have sufficient funds to fund it. Comments on the proposed regulations should be sent within 30 days of publication to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Code l06t 18th and C Street N.W. Washington D.C. 20245