As part of its implementation of EO 13985, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is conducting virtual listening sessions and inviting public comments to obtain input on barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face related to Tribal discretionary grants. By addressing barriers to applying for and accessing DOI discretionary grants, the Department can better support Tribes in improving government infrastructure, community infrastructure, education, job training, climate adaptation planning and implementation capacity, and employment opportunities along with other components of long-term sustainable development that work to improve quality of life for their members. See the DOI Office of Policy Analysis EO 13985 page for more information and registration for the listening sessions.
Underserved Community Recreation Access to DOI-managed Public Lands & WaterListening session Conference Call
Tribal Discretionary GrantsListening session Conference Call
Interested persons are also invited to submit comments in writing during the 30-day comment period, beginning with the publication of a notice in the Federal Register. Publication is expected in mid-October, and the notice will be made available on this page.
You may submit comments online at www.regulations.gov using the following notices:
- Recreation: DOI-2021-0008
- Contracting: DOI-2021-0009
- Tribal Grants: DOI-2021-00010
You may also send comments by mail to U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Policy Analysis—Mailstop 3530, ATTN: EO 13985 Tribal Grants Comments, 1849 C Street NW, Washington DC, 20240. In your comments, you may respond to some or all of the questions listed in the "Supplementary Information" section of the Federal Register notices for each topic. All comments received are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and will be posted in their entirety on regulations.gov, including any personal or business confidential information provided. Do not include any information you would not like to be made publicly available.
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