Media Contact: Lovett 343-7445
For Immediate Release: August 24, 1978

Revisions in the regulations governing contracts and grants under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance (P.L.93-638) are being published in the Federal Register, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced today.

The most significant change is the addition of procedures to deal with situation in which a contract proposal is adequate but the Bureau does not have sufficient funds to finance it.

The revisions, published as proposed regulations in March, 1976, will be effective 30 days after publication.

The Bureau is also publishing in the same issue of the Federal Register proposed regulations to revise the hearings and appeals procedure when proposed contracts are declined under provisions of the Self-Determination Act or when the Bureau lacks funding for the proposal.

Written comments on theses proposed regulations should be sent within 30 days to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Self-Determination Staff (code 106), 18th and C Streets, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20245.