25 CFR 170.2 - What is the IRR Program and BIA Road Maintenance Program policy?
(1) Provide a uniform and consistent set of rules;
(2) Foster knowledge of the programs by providing information about them and the opportunities that they create;
(3) Facilitate tribal planning, conduct, and administration of the programs;
(5) Make available all contractible administrative functions under self-determination contracts or self-governance agreements; and
(b) Where this part differs from provisions in the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (ISDEAA), this part should advance the policy of increasing tribal autonomy and discretion in program operation.
(c) This part is designed to enable Indian tribes to participate in all contractible IRR and BIA Road Maintenance programs. The Secretary of the Interior will afford Indian tribes the flexibility, information, and discretion to design roads programs under self-determination contracts and self-governance agreements to meet the needs of their communities consistent with this part.
(i) Use of the funds; and
(ii) Satisfactory performance of all activities funded under the contract or agreement.
(f) The administrative functions referenced in paragraph (a)(5) of this section are contractible without regard to the organizational level within the Department of the Interior that carries out these functions. Including IRR Program administrative functions under self-determination contracts and self-governance agreements does not limit or reduce the funding for any program or service serving any other tribe.
(h) This part must be liberally construed for the benefit of tribes and to implement the Federal policy of self-determination and self-governance.