Administration & Agency Updates

Recent Administration & Agency Updates


HHS Opens Additional Tranche of Provider Relief Funding – Applications Due November 6, 2020

On Thursday October 1, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced their decision to allocate an additional $20 billion dollars in funding from the Provider Relief Fund. This new Phase 3 General Distribution will be open to providers who have already received general distribution funding, including those who have already received 2% of annual revenue that they get from patient care.…

FEMA Opens $600 Million Grant Application Process

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) will open applications on September 30, 2020 for two hazard mitigation grant programs totaling $660 million. The two grant programs, the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant, or BRIC, will provide funds to states, local communities, Tribes and territories for eligible mitigation activities. These programs allow for funding to be used on…

CDC Reverses Testing Guideline Changes

On September 18th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its decision to reverse an earlier recommendation and are now recommending that all persons who have come into contact with someone with a documented COVID-19 positive to be tested for the virus, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. NIHB wrote a letter to the agency on August 28th urging the agency to take this action.…

HRSA Requests Nominations for Tribal Advisory Council – New Deadline 9/30/20

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) plans to create a Tribal Advisory Council and seeks nominations for membership from the Indian Health Service geographic areas of Alaska, Albuquerque, Billings, Navajo, Phoenix, and Tucson. Nominations for members must be received on or before September 30, 2020. View the Dear Tribal Leader Letter View the Federal Register Notice For questions, please contact Dr. Elijah K.…

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