The Association on American Indian Affairs, with support from Casey Family Programs, recently released their report, A Survey and Analysis of Select Title IV-E Tribal-State Agreements including Template of Promising Practices. From the report:
This report provides a detailed analysis of Title IV-E tribal-state agreements, which includes an overall summary of the status of current Title IV-E agreements, as well as a breakdown of the provisions that can be found in those agreements by subject matter. This report was prepared during a 14 month period between October 2012 and December 2013. It took into account 98 agreements representing 267 Indian Nations from 16 states that pass federal Title IV-E allowable costs to the tribes. During that period, some agreements expired and new agreements were developed. Other agreements were replaced by direct funding programs pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 679B. Thus, this report does not attempt to provide definitive numbers of current tribal-state agreements or their exact status. Rather, its goal is to provide an overview of the substantive landscape of Title IV-E tribal-state agreements during a particular window of time.
Along with this report is a template providing provisions from the various tribal-state agreements that elucidate promising practices in these agreements.