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Programmatic Agreement Toolkit – A How To Guide

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View the online Programmatic Agreement Library (PAL) [HTML]

Table of Contents
Introduction to the Programmatic Agreement Tool Kit

Why a tool kit on programmatic agreements?
How to use this tool kit
Acronyms and Abbreviations

What is a Programmatic Agreement

What is a programmatic agreement?
How are PAs used?
Why would I want to do this?
If it’s really that good, can it be legal?
OK, I’m sold; what do I do next?

Principles of Developing a PA

Focus on the Resources, NOT the Process
A PA Requires Trust and Cooperation Among the Parties
Management has a Critical Role
Be Prepared to Dedicate Sufficient Resources and Time
Public Participation is Critical

Steps in Developing a PA

Identify the purpose and goals of the PA
Consider and evaluate relationships among the potential partners
Create the initial design of the PA
Consult and negotiate
Draft, execute, and implement the PA

Writing the PA

What are the parts?
Clarity and simplicity
Logical organization
Creative approaches
Responsibilities of the parties
Tribal involvement
Training, staffing, and performance standards
Standard stipulations

Supporting Materials for Programmatic Agreements

What is included in supporting materials?
Developing supporting materials

Other Useful Stuff

Example PAs
Standard PA language
Examples of Supporting Materials
Helpful Websites and Other Sources

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