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Help Identify Legislative Priorities for Future Emergency Response Packages

FOR USET MEMBER TRIBAL NATIONS: To include any specific items or priorities in USET’s legislative efforts regarding COVID-19 response and relief efforts, please email Liz Malerba.

HSDW COVID-19 TRIBAL HEALTH CARE FUNDING CHART 4-28-2021

American Jobs Plan

American Jobs Plan Tribal Advocacy

American Jobs Plan Resources

American Rescue Plan – 5th COVID Relief Package

American Rescue Plan Tribal Advocacy

American Rescue Plan Implementation

American Rescue Plan Resources

  • 3/23 Democratic National Committee: American Rescue Plan State-by-State Fact Sheets:
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American Rescue Plan Executive Actions

Vaccine Advocacy

COVID-19 4th Relief Package

H.R. 133 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Status: Enacted. Signed by the President on 12/27/20.

To read the full legislative text of the entire year-end package click here

For a section-by-section on the stimulus package, click here

4th Package Implementation

COVID-19 4th Package Tribal Advocacy

CDC Tribal Public Health Security and Preparedness Act

To ensure Tribal Nations have direct access to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program
Status: Introduced in Senate and House

Tribal Medical Supplies Stockpile Access Act

To Guarantee Tribal Health Authorities Access to the Strategic National Stockpile
Status: Introduced in Senate

Passed Legislation

H.R. 266 Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Status: Signed into law on 4/24

More Paycheck Protection Program Information and Resources

Third Stimulus: H.R. 748 The CARES Act

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Status: Signed into law on 3/27

CARES Act: Executive Branch Implementation

Treasury’s Coronavirus Relief Fund website, guidance (updated 9/2), and FAQs (updated 3/2/21)
– 10/21: NAFOA letter requesting clarity on 10/19 CRF FAQs
– 11/20: Treasury’s response to NAFOA

CARES Act Implementation: Litigation
CARES Act: Tribal Implementation Advocacy
CARES Act: Indian Country Specific Requests
CARES Act: Resources
More CARES Act Information and Resources

H.R. 6201: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Status: Signed into law on 3/18

H.R. 6074: The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

(includes $40M Indian country specific component)
Status: Signed into law 3/6

Funding Distribution Status: 3/20 HHS announces upcoming action to provide funding to tribes for COVID-19 response

Other Resources and Items of Interest

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