Navajo Social Services reverting unspent federal funds on Navajo Council Health, Education & Human Services Committee agenda, 1 pm, 6.14.22

PROPOSED AGENDA HEALTH, EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL WORK SESSION
June 14, 2022, 1 PM
PRESIDING : Honorable Daniel E. Tso, Chairperson, Honorable Carl R. Slater, Vice-Chairperson
PLACE : Via Telecommunications:
Call-In Number: 1-669-900-6833 MTG ID: 979-985-0956
Passcode: 86515
Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)


[ ] Paul Begay, Jr. [ ] Charlaine Tso [ ] Pernell Halona [ ] Daniel E. Tso [ ] Carl R. Slater [ ] Edison J. Wauneka


I. CALL WORK SESSION TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION;
ANNOUNCEMENTS
II. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS
III. REVIEW AGENDA
IV. WORK SESSION REPORTS:
Division of Social Services program transfers to align with Divisions or Departments Plan of Operations. HEHSC directed a work session for Legislation #0020-22. Re: Legislation #0020-22: An Act Relating to the Health, Education and Human Services Committee; Approving the Amended Plan of Operation for the Navajo Division of Social Services
Sponsor: Delegate Pernell Halona
A. DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES:
Current financial viability of the following Division of Social Services (DSS)
Departments and Programs.

  1. Navajo Family Assistance Services (NFAS): Proposed establishment of the NFAS as a stand-alone program. Available for Questions: Raeann Metteba, Senior Programs & Projects Specialist, NFAS
  2. DSS Federal Contracts: Reverted funds to the federal government covering the previous five (5) years, including the 638 contracts not fully used to benefit the Navajo Nation.
    ➢ Federal fund reversion from FY 01/01/2016 to FY 12/31/2021
    ➢ Recommendation(s) to comprehensively streamline excess and/or unspent financial balances.
    ➢ Initiatives to disperse contract and grant funds in a timely manner.
    ➢ Update on the Tri-State agreement renegotiations with NM, AZ and NN.
    Available for Questions: Brenda Tsosie, Principal Accountant, Office of the Executive Director
    Presenters: Contract and Grants Officer Cordell Shorty; Office of Management and Budget Executive Director Dominic Beyal, Controller Elizabeth Begay, Office of the Controller General Account Manager Robert Willie.
    V. CLOSE OF WORK SESSION; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
    ➢ Issues and Concerns
    ➢ Next Steps
    THIS AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The public is advised that the Navajo Nation Council Agenda and the Agendas of the Standing Committees are not final until adopted by a majority vote of the Navajo Nation Council or the Standing Committees at a Navajo Nation Council or a Standing Committee meeting pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §§163 and 183, Navajo Nation Council Rule of Order No. 7, and Standing Rule of Order No. 8.

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