ARPA-Bureau of Indian Affairs
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) identified $900 Million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to be available until expended. The Oneida Nation received $4,431,258 from the ARPA funds through the Aid to Tribal Government program in accordance with the Nation’s Self-Governance Compact with the U.S. Department of Interior and these funds are to proved support to Tribal government services, public safety and justice, social services, child welfare assistance, and for other related expenses and these funds are limited solely to these areas.
The Oneida Nation also received $6,823 from the ARPA funds through the nation’s Self Governance Compact with the U.S. Department of Interior and these funds are for Law Enforcement Special Initiatives designed to meet the operational needs of tribally compacted Law Enforcement and/or Detention/Corrections Programs.
Both of these funds are one-time only funds and can be used for any related expense the Oneida Nation deems necessary for recovery purposes and pursuant to BC Resolution 06-09-21-B. The Business Committee tasked the Oneida Nation Office of Self-Governance to bring forward a resolution identifying how these funds will be spent: 11-24-21-B and 11-24-21-C.
The Oneida Business Committee approved the following ARPA BIA Aid to Tribal Government spending plan: