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The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon [Ordinances]

Last amended: 2003


DATE AMENDED: ___________________

SUBJECT: Program Authorization / Evaluation


Program Authorization and Evaluation Ordinance

Chapter 365


(A) The authority for this Ordinance is found in Article III, Section 1 of the Grand Ronde Constitution.

(B) The purpose of this Ordinance is to set forth uniform procedures for the authorization and evaluation of programs to be operated by the Tribe for the benefit of its members, to ensure all programs are appropriately designed to achieve established Tribal goals, and to provide for regular evaluation of programs to ensure authorized purposes are being met. The authority for this Ordinance is found in the Tribal Constitution.

The Council has determined that many programs are required to achieve Tribal goals. Such programs may be financed by a variety of resources including Tribal, Federal, state, and private foundations. Many such resources will become available for specific program purposes and will require the expenditure of funds for such purposes only.

The Council has a responsibility to ensure the resources utilized contribute to Tribal goals and priorities. It is therefore appropriate that the Council address resource requirements consistent with Tribal priorities.

The Council is aware that resources may be made available from a variety of sources for programs not consistent with Tribal needs or priorities.

It is the intent of the Council to avoid accepting this type of resource as these programs would detract from the orderly progress toward established goals. It is the intent of the Council that programs be authorized through an orderly process, and designed to meet Tribal goals. It is further intended that appropriate ongoing evaluation of all programs be designed to ensure programs are meeting the purpose for with they have been authorized.

The Tribe shall implement and operate only those programs approved by the Council and authorized by Ordinance. Ordinances for general areas of Tribal goals, shall set forth the purposes for which Tribal programs may be operated and other criteria as set forth herein.

Authorized programs shall set forth the requirements of regular reviews and evaluations to ensure that Tribal goals are achieved.

The Tribe shall avoid programs that overlap with services and programs available from other governments or non-governmental entities, to ensure the efficient use of available resources.

The Tribe shall design programs aimed at supporting individual and family self-sufficiency, and an interdependent community.


(1) Categories of programs: The Tribal Council shall authorize programs only in response to identified needs according to the following general categories:

(A) Social Development: All human and social needs such as health, education and training, child welfare, family and individual assistance.

(B) Public Safety and Order: The maintenance of peace and order, safety and responsible land use.

(C) Economic Development; The development of economic opportunities and employment for Tribal members, promotion of commerce and the development of economic resources to support Tribal government.

(D) Community Infrastructure; The development of quality housing, utilities, transportation and other needs to provide a healthy and safe physical environment.

(E) Resource Development: The acquisition, management and development of natural, cultural and economic resources, and protection of the natural environment.

(2) Ordinance Provisions: Ordinances enacted to authorize Tribal programs shall include the following provisions:

(A) A statement of purpose for the program being authorized, identifying the Tribal goal to which the program contributes, and any specific needs to be addressed by the program.

(B) Specific goals and objectives to be accomplished.

(C) Authorized activities and target population.

(D) Principles and expectations to be adhered to in the operation of the program.

(E) The Program evaluation criteria.


(1) All programs shall be monitored and evaluated on a regular basis, as authorized. In implementing programs, the Executive Officer shall set forth appropriate reporting and review requirements to ensure goals are being met.

(A) Reporting requirements shall include specific data items and schedule. Data shall include activities and statistical information to measure program progress.

(B) Evaluation requirements shall include specific schedules and methods used for ongoing program evaluation and measuring program and staff performance.


(1) Within one year of the enactment of this Ordinance, the Executive Officer shall, in consultation with the Council, committees and staff recommend Ordinances to authorize all identified programs.

(2) Within six months of the enactment of an Ordinance, the Executive Officer shall modify any programs to ensure programs are consistent with the authorized purpose.

(3) Within six months of the enactment of an Ordinance, the Executive Officer shall establish regulations regarding implementation requirements and policies for the programs.

The Executive Officer shall review this and other Program Authorization Ordinances each year and shall make recommendations to Council for any changes and improvement needed to meet Tribal goals.

I certify this to be a true copy of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon Tribal Program Authorization and Evaluation Ordinance.


Candy Robertson, Secretary


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