Here is the text of the tribal government certification form released by the Department of the Treasury on April 13, 2020. Selected parts highlighted in bold.
OMB Approved No. 1505-0264 Expiration Date: 10/31/2020
Name of Indian Tribe:
Certification for Requested Tribal Data
Population: Total number of Indian Tribe Citizens/Members/Shareholders, as of January 1, 2020: _________________________________
Land Base: Total number of land acres held by the Indian Tribe and any tribally-owned entity (to include entities in which the Indian Tribe maintains at least 51% ownership) as of January 1, 2020 (to include lands held in trust by the United States, owned in restricted fee status, owned in fee, or selected pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act).
Employees: Total number of persons employed by the Indian Tribe and any tribally-owned entity (to include entities in which the Indian Tribe maintains at least 51% ownership) on January 1, 2020. _________________________________
Expenditures: Total expenditures for the most recently completed fiscal year. _________________________________
I hereby certify I am authorized by the governing body of the Indian Tribe described above to submit the information included with this form and that it is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I further understand that anyone who knowingly and willfully makes a false statement to the United States Government may be subject to criminal prosecution under the False Statements Accountability Act of 1996, 18 U.S.C. 1001.
Name: _________________________________ Title:________________________________ Date:________________________________
Note: ‘Indian Tribe’ means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688, 43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT NOTICE
The information collected will be used for the U.S. Government to process requests for support. The estimated burden associated with this collection of information is two hour per response. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be directed to the Office of Privacy, Transparency and Records, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20220. DO NOT send the form to this address. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB.
Note: Thumbnail photo of Department of the Treasury headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Joe Campbell.