Established in 2014, the USET Sovereignty Protection Fund (USET SPF) is a non-profit, inter-Tribal organization advocating on behalf of thirty-three (33) federally recognized Tribal Nations from the Northeastern Woodlands to the Everglades and across the Gulf of Mexico. USET SPF is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and advancing the inherent sovereign rights and authorities of Tribal Nations and in assisting its membership in dealing effectively with public policy issues.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also commonly referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, was signed into law on November 15, 2021. At $550 billion in funding, it has been considered to be the largest investment in infrastructure projects and programs in a generation. USET/USET SPF has developed this resource page to assist our member Tribal Nations in navigating the numerous programs and funding opportunities that were authorized by the IIJA, as well as other federal funding opportunities available. This page will be periodically updated as new laws, programs, and funds are established related to infrastructure projects and programs.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across the United States, USET SPF has consistently advocated for Tribal sovereignty and the trust obligation in federal response and relief efforts. We are committed to ensuring Tribal Nations have the resources necessary to protect and rebuild our communities and economies in the face of this once-in-a-generation threat. Learn more about our advocacy before Congress and the Administration.
The Biden-Harris Administration took office on January 20, 2021. Learn more about the Administrations' early priorities, Executive Actions, and senior officials, as well as USET SPF's efforts to engage on behalf of our member Tribal Nations.
Meet Our Team
Based in Washington, DC, the USET SPF team works to advance a comprehensive policy and legislative affairs agenda on behalf of member Tribal Nations by providing assertive diplomacy and advocacy before all branches of the federal government. We strive to protect, promote, and advance our inherent sovereign rights, and to elevate the voices of our membership at the federal level. Meet the experienced policy professionals working to improve the delivery of the trust obligation and evolve U.S.-Tribal Nation relations in America’s capital.