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Improve Tribal Land into Trust Processing

Goal leaders

Darryl LaCounte


Bureau of Indian Affairs (DOI)

To achieve

Indian Affairs (IA) in coordination with the Office of the Solicitor (SOL) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will reduce the amount of time required to process land into trust applications. By September 30, 2023, the coordination of IA, SOL, and BLM activities will reduce the average time of processing land into trust applications from 985 days to 365 days in order to better meet the principles and guidelines established in the Indian Reorganization Act and reaffirmed in the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.