ARPA-Indian Health Services
The American Rescue Plan Act identified $6.094 billion for Indian Health administered by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Indian Health Service (IHS). These funds are to restore amounts, either directly or through reimbursement, for obligations of the ARPA that were incurred to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 during the period beginning on January 31, 2020, and ending on March 11, 2021. These funds are available on a one-time basis and are available until expended. The Oneida Nation received $26,028,001 in ARPA funding from the IHS through the Nation’s Self Governance Compact. It is anticipated the Nation will receive additional ARPA funding for facilities activities but this amount is unknown at this time. The Oneida Business Committee adopted BC Resolution 06-09-21-B which requires that all funds allocated under ARPA that derive from the Nation’s Self-Governance Compact shall be presented to the Oneida Business Committee for approval by resolution and managed through the Self-Governance Office: 11-24-21-D.
The Oneida Business Committee approved the following Oneida Comprehensive Health Division’s ARPA IHS spending plan: