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Governor's Office of Indian Affairs


The Governor's Office of Indian Affairs (GOIA) serves as a liaison office between state, federal, local, and tribal governments and organizations. The GOIA assists the state in developing and implementing policies, as well as conducting its relations with federally-recognized tribes on a government to government basis, consistent with the principles identified and affirmed in the 1989 Centennial Accord, 1999 Millennium Agreement, and RCW 43.376.

Agency Mission

The Governor's Office of Indian Affairs promotes the government to government relationship between the state of Washington and Indian tribes, advocates for the social and economic betterment of all American Indians and Alaska Natives living within Washington state and educates for a greater cultural understanding of the state’s first citizens.
Request 736,000
Net change from current biennium 171,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 30.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
537,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 535,743 537,000 708,000
28,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 28,000 28,000
565,000 Total Appropriated Funds 535,743 565,000 736,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
69,788 69,788 State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated
69,788 69,788 Total Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 274,062 311,023 117,884 369,000 367,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
85,330 18.9% (106,836) (19.9%) 307,093 71.6%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0