NCAI Budget Task Force

Date: Nov 15, 2017

Where: 1516 P St NW or Video Webinar

NCAI Budget Taskforce Meeting
National Congress of American Indians
1516 P Street NW
Washington DC, 20005
November 15, 2017 3PM to 5PM

Advocacy: NCAI will once again develop a national Tribal Budget Request to distribute in January 2018. This document will show the Administration and Congress that Indian Country is unified around these specific requests and strengthen all of our collective efforts.

Opportunity for Involvement: NCAI invites all national, regional, and tribal issue organizations as well as tribal leaders and advocates to partner with NCAI in contributing to and preparing this Indian Country Budget Request.

I. Welcome, Introductions

II. Overview of Meeting Purpose and Goals
– Amber Ebarb, Program Manager and Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director

III. Overall Budget Perspectives
– David Reich, Senior Fellow
– Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

IV. Congressional Outlook

V. Budget Messaging & Strategy
– Jacqueline Pata, Amber Ebarb

VI. Timeline and Next Steps: Send input by December 11 to

By December 11th, NCAI asks for the following input on the FY 2019 Tribal Budget Request, specifically:
• The top funding priority for your tribal issue areas;
• Historical budget trend analysis for your respective Indian program areas;
• Well documented data and background to justify all increases sought;
• What authorizing legislation recommends for funding levels;
• Anecdotes of successes of the federal investment in tribal programs; and
• Images or photographs with citations to accompany your recommendations. (hi-res, at least 300 dpi preferably a .jpeg or .tif file. at least 1200 pixels wide or at least 1200 pixels high at a minimum.)

If you cannot attend in person, remote participation is an option, although in person attendance is encouraged.

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