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HHS Annual Tribal Budget Consultation Announced

March 7, 2019

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announce dates for its Annual Tribal Budget Consultation

March 7, 2019

On March 5th, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing dates for its Annual Tribal Budget Consultation (ATBC). The consultation will take place April 23 – 24, 2019, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building at 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC.


The annual consultation provides a forum for Tribes to collectively engage with HHS officials to share their views, priorities, and recommendations with HHS officials on national health and human services funding priorities for the Department’s FY 2021 budget request.  The consultation provides a venue for a two-way conversation between Tribal leaders and HHS officials on program issues and concerns that lead to recommendations for action.

HHS will be holding planning calls with Tribes for consultation that are designed to discuss agenda topics and structure for the 2-day consultation. The schedule for the calls is below:

March 20, 2019 @ 3:00 PM ET

March 27, 2019 @ 3:00 PM ET

April 3, 2019 @ 3:00 PM ET

April 10, 2019 @ 3:00 PM ET

April 17, 2019 @ 3:00 PM ET


Conference Call Number (for every call)

Call In Number: 866-617-3597

Participant Code: 3464707


Tribal Written Testimony Submission

HHS will also be accepting written testimony from Tribes for the official record. Testimony should be submitted by Thursday, April 18, 2019. Testimony can be emailed to consultation@hhs.gov.  The consultation record will remain open for 30 days after the formal face-to-face consultation session wherein additional testimony will also be accepted.


The IHS Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup Co-Chairs, will be providing IHS funding recommendations for FY2021.

If you have any questions about NIHB’s work in the Federal Budget process, please contact Caitrin Shuy, Director of Congressional Relations at CShuy@nihb.org.

Last modified: March 7, 2019