The Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) invites you to participate in a Webinar that will provide an overview on the use of IHS and tribal funding in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the new Reporting Requirements for the Department of Health and Human Services' Provider Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus, Aid, Security and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The ARPA provides $1.9 trillion worth of funding to support COVID-19 relief and vaccination efforts and includes over $31 billion specifically for tribal communities. This $31 billion includes $20 billion for Tribal governments and over $6 billion specifically for Native health systems.
The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund provided $175 billion in direct relief funding for health care providers for expenses and lost revenues due to coronavirus. HHS recently updated its Reporting Requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Funds. The first reporting period begins on July 1, 2021.
Panelists will summarize the main provisions and funding made available to Tribes and Tribal Organizations under the ARPA and the new reporting requirements for the Provider Relief Fund.
As always, we will allow time for discussion and questions/answers.
If you have questions, please contact Cyndi Ferguson, TSGAC ACA/IHCIA Project Lead, at email@example.com.
Facilitator: Cyndi Ferguson, SENSE Incorporated
Elliott A. Milhollin, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP
Adam P. Bailey, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP
Joint BIA/IHS TEAMS call with Eastern Region Tribal Leaders
2:00 pm CT
To provide support and communication to Tribes within the Eastern Region, BIA, IHS, and OJS leadership have scheduled a call via TEAMS to be held Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 2:00 PM (CST) for a forum to provide information related to the American Recovery Plan (APR) funds.
A TEAMS invite will be sent separately. The TEAMS platform allows for a call-in option.
If you should need any additional details to participate in this call, please contact Tiffany Crennel at Tiffany.Crennel@bia.gov or 615-788-2509.
From setting tribal priorities, to building infrastructure, to managing and sustaining projects, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized tribal nations to use their rights of sovereignty and self-government to strengthen their communities. As the tribes take on the challenges presented by the Act, the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting a series designed to assist tribes, to help tribes learn from each other and from a wide array of guest experts.
During this discussion, the third in the series, each panelist presentation will be followed by a brief Q+A session to maximize the opportunities for audience participation.
This session is titled “A Conversation with Bryan Newland – How Tribes Can Maximize their American Rescue Plan Opportunities” and will feature:
Registration is required for this event. Please register using the link above to receive details via email for how to join the virtual discussion.
You can submit questions to the panelists in advance during the registration process. A live Q&A will also be available during the event with an option to submit questions in real-time.
The Ash Center encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its events. Should you wish to inquire about an accommodation, please contact our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event.
Additional questions? Email the Ash Center events team at email@example.com.
May 17, 2021
Dear Tribal Leaders, Public Health Officials, and Indian Country Professionals,
On behalf of the White House Covid Response Team, please join us for a White House Tribal Covid-19 Update.
EVENT: White House Tribal Covid-19 Update
TIME: 4:30 PM EST
REGISTRATION: REGISTER HERE for weekly calls from May 19 through July 28
Please Note: This call is closed press and not for attribution.
We will continue to send weekly reminders about this recurring meeting to those on our listserv and look forward to speaking with you on Wednesday!
Tribal Affairs Team
Office of the Secretary | Intergovernmental and External Affairs
Department of Health and Human Services
The National Indian Health Board in partnership with ASU School of Social Work are excited to announce the NIHB Health Learning Event being held on June 24th, 2021.
Sessions will occur online via zoom meetings and will focus on Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence Prevention/Intimate Partner Violence and topics related to the COVID-19 crisis.
Attendees will earn approximately 4.5 hours of CEUs depending on type. We will be providing the following continuing education:
NAADAC - Addictions Counseling: http://www.naadac.org/ which is typically accepted by most licensing and certification bodies.
NASW: Approved by National Association of Social Works, Arizona Chapter for licensed Social Workers.
APA: The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
NBCC: The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6368.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You are invited to join Vice President Kamala Harris for a special virtual event on the National Vaccine Month of Action today, Thursday, June 24th at 4:15pm ET. Please RSVP to attend or tune in to the livestream here: whitehouse.gov/live
During this event, the White House will provide an update on the Month of Action and how you can get involved in the lead up to July 4th. We hope you can make it!
Treasury recently published Draft FAQs for Payments by Indian Tribal Governments to their Individual Members Under COVID-Relief Legislation. The Draft FAQs provide general information on the federal income tax treatment and required reporting for these payments and refer to CARES Act, CAA, and ARP emergency relief payments collectively as “COVID relief payments.” Treasury is seeking your feedback on the federal income tax treatment of COVID relief payments.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is seeking consultation on the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act as it pertains to Internal Revenue Code and the Social Security Act. The SSA seeks recommendations on a process to identify tribal members who have received COVID relief payments, identify tribal members who were denied or received reduced benefits as a result of COVID relief payments considered as income when determining eligibility for SSI or other Social Security benefits and confirm that COVID relief payments are part of a needs-based program administered by or on behalf of the Tribe.
NOAA Fisheries leadership will hold a Webinar on June 25, 2021 from 3-4:30pm (Eastern Time) to answer questions about the application (see information below). All tribal leaders representing Federally-recognized tribes are encouraged to attend. Natural Resource/Fishery Leads and tribal staff engaged in the application process are also welcome to attend.
Date: June 25, 2021
Time: 3-4:30pm ET
Conference Line: 1-877-716-4288 or 1-630-395-0424
Conference number: PWXW2188616
Audience passcode: 6268962
Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW2188616&p=6268962&t=c
NOAA Fisheries Coronavirus response and relief Application for Federally Recognized Tribes - Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Act) provides $30M to Federally recognized tribes in appropriated funds to assist fishery participants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is for Federally recognized tribes in any of the Nation’s coastal States, Great Lakes States and territories for direct and indirect fishery economic related losses as well as subsistence, cultural and ceremonial impacts related to COVID 19. Impacted tribes will need to apply for funding using the provided instructions and revenue template. Applications are due July 12.
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