25 U.S. Code § 1300d–24 - Use of distributed funds

(a) Prohibition
No funds allocated for a covered Indian tribe under section 1300d–23 of this title may be used to make per capita payments to members of the covered Indian tribe.
(b) Purposes
The funds allocated under section 1300d–23 of this title may be used, administered, and managed by a tribal governing body referred to in section 1300d–23 (a)(2) of this title only for the purpose of making investments or expenditures that the tribal governing body determines to be reasonably related to—
(1) economic development that is beneficial to the covered Indian tribe;
(2) the development of resources of the covered Indian tribe;
(3) the development of programs that are beneficial to members of the covered Indian tribe, including educational and social welfare programs;
(4) the payment of any existing obligation or debt (existing as of the date of the distribution of the funds) arising out of any activity referred to in paragraph (1), (2), or (3);
(5)
(A) the payment of attorneys’ fees or expenses of any covered Indian tribe referred to in subparagraph (A) or (C) of section 1300d–23 (a)(2) of this title for litigation or other representation for matters arising out of the enactment of part A of this subchapter; except that
(B) the amount of attorneys’ fees paid by a covered Indian tribe under this paragraph with funds distributed under section 1300d–23 of this title shall not exceed 10 percent of the amount distributed to that Indian tribe under that section;
(6) the payment of attorneys’ fees or expenses of the covered Indian tribe referred to in section 1300d–23 (a)(2)(B) of this title for litigation and other representation for matters arising out of the enactment of part A of this subchapter, in accordance, as applicable, with the contracts numbered A00C14203382 and A00C14202991, that the Secretary approved on February 10, 1978 and August 16, 1988, respectively; or
(7) the payment of attorneys’ fees or expenses of any covered Indian tribe referred to in section 1300d–23 (a)(2) of this title for litigation or other representation with respect to matters arising out of this part.
(c) Management
Subject to subsections (a), (b), and (d) of this section, any funds distributed to a covered Indian tribe pursuant to sections 1300d–23 and 1300d–26 of this title may be managed and invested by that Indian tribe pursuant to the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.).
(d) Withdrawal of funds by covered tribes
(1) In general
Subject to paragraph (2), each covered Indian tribe may, at the discretion of that Indian tribe, withdraw all or any portion of the funds distributed to the Indian tribe under sections 1300d–23 and 1300d–26 of this title in accordance with the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act  [1] (25 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.).
(2) Exemption
For purposes of paragraph (1), the requirements under subsections (a) and (b) ofsection 202 of the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act  [1] (25 U.S.C. 4022 (a) and (b)) andsection 203 of such Act (25 U.S.C. 4023) shall not apply to a covered Indian tribe or the Secretary.
(3) Rule of construction
Nothing in paragraph (2) may be construed to limit the applicability of section 202(c) of the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act  [1] (25 U.S.C. 4022 (c)).


[1]  So in original. Probably should be followed by “of 1994”.

Source

(Pub. L. 105–387, § 5,Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3472.)
References in Text

The American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994, referred to in subsecs. (c) and (d)(1), is Pub. L. 103–412, Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4239, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 42 (§ 4001 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4001 of this title and Tables.

 

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