The Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP), a decennial program of the U. S. Census Bureau, was part of an ongoing effort to enhance the reporting of meaningful statistical data for American Indian and Alaska Native areas. Through the program, tribes had the opportunity to identify and delineate the geographic statistical areas and block boundaries for which the Census Bureau tabulates data for the 2010 Census and the ongoing American Community Survey (ACS) after 2010. Statistical data from the 2010 Census and the ACS post-2010 can provide tribes with a meaningful tool to help make informed decisions, and plan for services such as education, health, and housing.
The program specifically provides for the review and delineation of:
In addition during the 2010 Census, TSAP also worked with state recognized American Indian tribes to review and delineate State American Indian reservations (SAIRs).
The Federal Register Notices from the 2010 TSAP program can be found on our Federal Register Notices page.