Policy Alert: President Releases FY2022 Budget, BIA to Hold Briefing Session

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Policy Alert: President Releases FY2022 Budget, BIA to Hold Briefing Session

June 2, 2021

On Friday, May 28, 2021 President Biden submitted his Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to Congress. The request included $2.7 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and $1.3 billion in funding for the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). These requests are $609.9 million and $110.6 million over the FY 2021 enacted levels respectively. 


Today, Bryan Newland, the Principal Deputy Assistant-Secretary for Indian Affairs will be hosting a briefing session for tribal leaders on this FY2022 Budget Request. To participate, please dial into the session with the number below. 


Call Details: 

Date: Wednesday June 2, 2021 (today)

Time: 1:00-2:00pm EDT

Conference Line: 800-857-5055 

Passcode: 6951606  


 

For the BIA, the goals of the budget request include: empowering tribal communities, strengthening tribes' climate resilience, improving the quality of life in tribal communities, creating economic opportunities for tribal governments, increasing focus on tribes' environmental needs, securing long promised water resources to tribes, and promoting equity and diversity. For more details on how the budget would meet these goals, click here to read the Department's of the Interior's BIA press release


For the BIE, the goals of the budget request include: Increasing funding for the Indian School Equalization Program and early childhood funding, improving access to education IT, expanding scholarships and adult education opportunities, improving diversity and equity practices, and prioritizing education construction. For more information on how the requested budget would meet these goals, click here to read the Department of the Interior's BIE press release. For any questions or concerns, please contact Will Stringer at will@nafoa.org or (202) 945-7750.



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