Biden Administration Invests Additional $1.8 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding to Combat COVID-19 in Indian Country

On Tuesday, June 16, the Biden Administration announced an additional investment of $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country. This is in addition to an investment of more than $4 billion that was announced in April 2021. These funds are one-time, non-recurring, and can only be used for the purposes specified in the statute. According to the June 16, IHS Dear Tribal Leader Letter, these funds “may also cover obligations for purposes specified in the statute that were incurred to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 during the period beginning January 31, 2020, through March 11, 2021.”

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