Administration & Agency Updates

Recent Administration & Agency Updates


IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Facilities to Receive Additional $100 Million, Totaling $500 Million in Provider Relief Funds

On May 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an additional $100 million to the Provider Relief Fund, totaling $500 million for the Indian Health Service (IHS) and Tribal hospitals, clinics and urban health centers to support the Tribal response to COVID-19. Such payments addresses the increasing significant need for personal protective equipment (PPE), medical equipment and increased labor and workforce.

President Trump Issues Memo on Supporting Indian Country in Response to COVID-19

On Tuesday, April 5th, President Trump issued a letter to Tribal leaders, Officials, and Indian Country Partners to communicate an overview of the Federal coordination and assistance provided to Tribal governments and Indian Country. It highlighted a Fact Sheet (President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting the Native American Community as We Combat the Coronavirus) and a memo (The Trump Administration Is Supporting Indian Country…

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