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Indian Affairs Begins Disbursement of $900 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Tribes Across Indian Country


Funds will aid tribal governments’ response to COVID-19’s damaging impact on their populations and economies

WASHINGTON – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced today that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has begun disbursing $900 million to federally recognized tribes under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. ARP was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, and the funds will aid tribes as they address the COVID-19 pandemic and its damaging impacts on Indian Country.

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Upcoming Events – October 2023

15 Views   The Department is excited to be hosting a variety of public events during the month of October. Please check out these upcoming programs.

NEW Inside NM! Episode #205

15 Views   Steve gives an update on RPNM’s gerrymandering lawsuit that went to trial this week. Louie Sanchez, a New Mexican gun store owner, joins

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