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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 1,873,000
Net change from current biennium (29,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (1.5%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated
State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated
1,902,000 General Fund - State 677,389 1,902,000 1,365,000
Climate Commitment Account - State 508,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 28,000
1,902,000 Total Appropriated Funds 705,389 1,902,000 1,873,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 352,585 440,078 169,216 941,000 932,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
149,942 27.0% (96,095) (13.6%) 1,263,706 207.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 2.0 2.1 3.5 6.0 6.0