Administration & Agency Updates

Recent Administration & Agency Updates

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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.
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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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