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Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council Tribal Consultation on Funding Transfers to Tribal Nations for FAST-41 Projects

February 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST

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One event on February 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Dear Tribal Leader Letter

Consultation Framing Paper

Tribal Consultation Agenda

The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council) Executive Director will allocate $5 million to be made available to Federally recognized Tribal Nations in order to enhance Tribal engagement in the permitting review and authorization process for FAST-41 covered projects. The $5 million will be an initial investment from the Permitting Council’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding with the opportunity to reevaluate the need for additional funding at a later date.

As the Permitting Council works to develop the criteria for transferring the funding to Tribes, you are cordially invited to a consultation to provide feedback on the range of needs Tribal Nations have in order to engage meaningfully throughout the environmental review and authorizations process for infrastructure projects that are or may become FAST-41 infrastructure projects. The feedback given during consultation will assist the Permitting Council in developing the criteria of eligible activities and capacity building tools that can be funded.

The Permitting Council will send out a framing paper and an agenda for this consultation at least 30 days prior to the first consultation date.

The consultations will be held virtually on the dates below. Registration is required to participate in the consultation.

  • February 15, 2023 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
    Click here to register.
  • February 16, 2023 from 3:00-4:30 pm ET
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  • February 23, 2023 from 3:00-4:30 pm ET
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Please contact PoQueen Rivera, Director of Tribal Affairs, for the Permitting Council at should you have any questions.


February 15, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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