Tribes that choose to operate an automated data processing system by implementing an Intergovernmental Agreement, using the Model Tribal System, or joining a consortium must submit an Advance Planning Document (APD) to obtain federal funding for installation-related costs. OCSE offers templates, tools, advice and technical assistance to tribes as they prepare their APDs.
Tribal Advance Planning Document (APD) Process
You must have an APD to seek federal funding to install the Model Tribal System (MTS), a state system, another tribal system, or to make improvements to your installed copy of the system.
Model Tribal System (MTS)
The MTS is an automated child support system, designed based on tribal requirements, specifically for the management of tribal child support programs.
- MTS Documentation
- Copyrights, Ownership, Procurement Requirements, and MTS Recommendations
- Recommended Configuration for MTS Servers
Top Tribal Systems Resources
- Published: September 25, 2014A list of documentation relating to Model Tribal System design, development, installation, operation, and training
Tribal Advance Planning Document (APD) Process and Model Tribal System (MTS) Frequently Asked QuestionsPublished: December 20, 2013Provides answers to tribes' questions about the APD process and the Model Tribal System
- Published: May 27, 2010Questions and answers regarding tribal access to the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) and federal tax refund offset
Tribal Systems TrainingDisplays training materials and presentations to help tribes operate or manage the tribal systems
- Published: August 28, 2014Provides server configuration recommendations for tribes who are implementing the Model Tribal System
MTS Flash NewslettersDisplays all Model Tribal System (MTS) Flash newsletters
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