2015 Tribal Contract Support Costs Also to be Paid in Full

Soon after the White House confirmed last week that 2014 tribal contract support costs would be fully funded, administration officials are confirming this week that the president’s 2015 budget also calls for full funding in this area.

RELATED: We’re In the Funding, White House Confirms Full Contract Support Costs

The decision is a dramatic reversal from the White House’s plan last year to cap tribal contract support costs owed to tribes.

“While the discretionary funding caps in FY 2015 required tough decisions, the administration has given priority to Native American programs,” said a White House official.

“This approach is consistent with recommendations from tribes,” the official added. “We look forward to consultation with tribes on how to address contract support costs in the future. Formal consultation will be led by IHS [the Indian Health Service] and BIA [the Bureau of Indian Affairs] and begin in March.”

President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget is scheduled to be formally released on March 4.

“It’s a major victory,” says Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), who played a role in getting the administration to change its decision.

Comments are closed.

Credit Card Identification Number

This number is recorded as an additional security precaution.


American Express

4 digit, non-embossed number printed above your account number on the front of your card.


3-digit, non-embossed number printed on the signature panel on the of the card immediately following the card account number.


3-digit, non-embossed number printed on the signature panel on the back of the card.

Enter Your Log In Credentials