Where can I find information about the American Rescue Plan Act as it relates to Indian tribes?
ARPA provides for increased funding for Indian Affairs programs to support pandemic-response activities. The funding includes:
- $772.5 million for tribal government services (section 11002);
- $100 million for tribal housing improvement (section 11002);
- $20 million for potable water delivery (section 11002);
- $750 million for housing assistance and supportive services for Native Americans (section 11003); and
- Over $1 billion towards the Bureau of Indian Education and tribal schools and education programs (sections 11005-11006).
The following online resources are available for researchers with questions about ARPA as it relates to tribal affairs:
- American Rescue Plan – Indian Affairs
- An Overview of the American Rescue Plan for Indian Country External – American Indian Policy Institute (Arizona State University) Blog
Additional resources may be added to this FAQ when/if sites are updated to reflect ARPA.
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