Agencies were asked to identify programs that in whole or in part benefit or relate to American Indians and Alaska Natives, including individuals, Tribal governments, village governments, urban Indian organizations, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal communities. Agencies were asked to report all funding for programs and activities that meet this definition. This includes funding for programs and activities whose primary intent may not be to support or benefit Indian Country.
OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 15, Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statistics and Administrative Reporting, defines “American Indian or Alaska Native” as a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
The number of programs and/or funding amounts for those programs were different than expected. Some of the discrepancies were driven by difficulties identifying programs as defined by the pilot and determining what portion of total investments of programs fall under this category. See for other publicly reported information about similar spending.
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