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
Notifies tribes of the services OCSE provides for the MTS
Notifies tribes of critical activities and answers questions about the Model Tribal System (MTS)
A list of documentation relating to MTS design, development, installation, operation, and training
Provides answers to tribes' questions about the APD process and the Model Tribal System
Questions and answers regarding tribal access to the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) and federal tax refund offset
Provides server configuration recommendations for tribes who are implementing the Model Tribal System