Secretary Salazar to announce fiscal year 2011 budget
Secretary Ken Salazar will announce the Interior Department budget at 1pm EST today.

The presentation will be webcast. Visit for the link.

Budget documents will be available at once the announcement is made from Washington, D.C. Additional documents can be found at

The $12 billion Interior budget -- about the same as last year -- includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians. According to a fact sheet just released by the White House Office of Management and Budget, the budget will "empower tribal nations" with the following:
•Nearly $2.6 billion for Bureau of Indian Affairs programs that invest in community infrastructure, education, worker training, and job opportunities along with initiatives to improve the quality of life in Indian Country.
•Increase funding to better compensate tribes for the work they perform in managing federal programs under self-determination contracts and self-governance compacts.
•Foster better coordination between the Departments of the Interior and Justice on Indian law enforcement issues.

Relevant Documents:
DOI Fact Sheet for FY2011

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