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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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Mayor Webber Amends Facial Covering Order

Second Amended Facial Covering Order –May 14, 2021 WHEREAS, the City’s “Public Health Protection Ordinance,” Section 10-7 SFCC 1987, requiring facial coverings in public, expires

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