25 U.S. Code § 458bb - Selection of participating Indian tribes
(a) Continuing participation
Each Indian tribe that is participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project at the Department of the Interior under title III  on October 25, 1994, shall thereafter participate in Self-Governance under this part and cease participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project under title III  with respect to the Department of the Interior.
(b) Additional participants
(1) In addition to those Indian tribes participating in self-governance under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Office of Self-Governance, may select up to 50 new tribes per year from the applicant pool described in subsection (c) of this section to participate in self-governance.
(c) Applicant pool
The qualified applicant pool for Self-Governance shall consist of each tribe that—
(2) has requested participation in Self-Governance by resolution or other official action by the tribal governing body; and
(d) Planning phase
Each Indian tribe seeking to begin participation in Self-Governance shall complete a planning phase in accordance with this subsection. The tribe shall be eligible for a grant to plan and negotiate participation in Self-Governance. The planning phase shall include—
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 93–638, title IV, § 402, as added Pub. L. 103–413, title II, § 204,Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4272; amended Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title I, § 101(d) [title I, § 117], Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–181, 3009–201.)
References in Text
Title III, referred to in subsec. (a), means title III of Pub. L. 93–638, as added by Pub. L. 100–472, title II, § 209,Oct. 5, 1988, 102 Stat. 2296, and amended, which was set out as a note under section 450f of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 106–260, § 10,Aug. 18, 2000, 114 Stat. 734.
1996—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 104–208amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “In addition to those Indian tribes participating in Self-Governance under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Office of Self-Governance, may select up to 20 new tribes per year from the applicant pool described in subsection (c) of this section to participate in Self-Governance.”