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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are ARPA funds?
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.