The Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes (ODSCT) is located in
the Office of the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health
and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland. ODSCT is responsible for a wide range
of agency functions that are critical to the IHS' relationships with tribal
leaders, organizations, and other American Indian and Alaska Native groups.
ODSCT is the Agency's principal liaison with Indian organizations and more than
566 federally recognized tribes. ODSCT is a national program providing information,
technical assistance, and policy coordination in support of Indian self-determination.
ODSCT is the primary focal point for Title I, Indian Self-Determination and
Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) activities and implementation and direct service
9th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting
August 14-16, 2012
The Direct Service Tribes (DST) Advisory Committee invites you to attend the
9th Annual DST National Meeting on August 14-16, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. Join as
Direct Service Tribal leaders and federal health care officials convene to discuss
today's direct health care delivery system.
For meeting information, contact Ms. Felicia Roach in the Office of Direct
Service and Contracting Tribes, Indian Health Service, at (301) 443-1104 or
by email to Felicia.Roach@ihs.gov
or visit the DST website directly at http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/otp/dst/
or click here
to view the event summary.
Tribal Management Grant Program
The Fical Year 2013 TMG announcement is scheduled to be announced and awarded
in FY 2013 and the exact dates are not known at this time but it will be sometime
after January 1, 2013.
The Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes administers the Tribal
Management Grants (TMG) Program which was designed to assist Tribes and
Tribal organizations develop and improve their management capability.
Each year the TMG program offers training to potential applicants to provide
an overview of the program announcement, review program requirements and discuss
project ideas and proposals. No dates and city location has been confirmed at
For additional information, contact Ms. Patricia Spotted Horse in the Office
of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes, Indian Health Service, at (301) 443-1104
or by email to Patricia.SpottedHorse@ihs.gov.