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Frequently Asked Questions

What are ARPA funds?

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was designed to facilitate the United States’ recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It included $32.5 billion in aid specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal government programs. The Oneida Nation has received a substantial amount of aid from the set aside, a total of $134,195,035.73. The Oneida Business Committee (OBC) acted once the funds were received and established eight categories for use based on the OBC Broad Goals. A percentage of the total that Oneida received was allocated into each category.

What are the eight spending catagories?

  • Direct Membership Assistance-45% ($60,387,766.08)
  • Affordable Housing-16.84% ($22,600,680.60)
  • Food & Agricuture-11.71% ($15,712,002.10)
  • Education-6.60% ($8, 856,872.36)
  • Culture & Language-9.57% ($12,837,991.75)
  • Revenue Generation-2.02% ($2,706,266.55)
  • Government Roles & Responsibilities-3.30% ($4,428,436.18)
  • Overall Priority-Land, Infrastructure & Sovereignty-4.97% ($6,665,020.11)

Can a community member propose a project?

Yes! A community member can propose an ARPA-TCS funded project.  Please click here for more information.  

How much ARPA-TCS funds are left?

You can find the remaining balance for each category listed on the table here.

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