|Other tribal provisions found within the 2,309 page bill include:|
Office of Tribal Government Affairs (Sec. 1506.)
Report on Electricity Access and Reliability (Sec. 33162.)
- An Office of Tribal Government Affairs, under the Assistant Secretary for Tribal Government Affairs is established to: oversee the Tribal transportation self-governance program; plan, coordinate, and implement policies and programs serving Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations; coordinate Tribal transportation programs and activities in all offices and administrations of the Department provide technical assistance to Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations; and be a participant in any negotiated rulemakings related to, or having an impact on, projects programs, or funding associated with the tribal transportation program.
21st Century Indian Health Program Hospitals and Outpatient Health Care Facilities (Sec. 34104.)
- The Secretary of energy shall conduct an assessment of the status of access to electricity in Indian Country in Consultation with Indian Tribes and organizations
Native American Housing Block Grant Program (Sec. 60008.)
- $5 billion for fiscal year 2021-2025 for the planning, design, construction, modernization, and renovation of hospitals and outpatient health care facilities that are funded, in whole or part, by the Service through, or provided for in, a contract or compact with the Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.), including to address COVID-19 and other subsequent public health crises.
Indian Health Services Sanitation Facilities Construction Program Funding (Sec. 81612.)
- $1 billion to the Native American Block Grant Program. Not less than 10 percent shall be used only for activities relating to water and energy efficiency and, at the Secretary’s discretion, other strategies to enhance the environmental sustainability of housing production and design.
- $2.67 billion per year between 2020 and 2024 to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for the planning, design, construction, modernization, improvement, and renovation of water, sewer, and solid waste sanitation facilities that are funded, in whole or part, by the Indian Health Service through, or provided for in, a contract or compact with the Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.).
For any other questions or concerns, please contact Lacina Onco at Lacina@nafoa.org or (202) 603-3943.