COVID-19 Resources Toolbox

Tools For Action

This study uses publicly available information to estimate enrollment and employment counts for tribes.  These figures are only estimates created for the express purpose of analyzing the appropriateness of the US Department of the Treasury’s American Rescue Plan Act allocations.  Our estimates have not and cannot be verified against actual enrollment or employment data submitted to the Department of Treasury by each tribe.  We believe the estimates are as accurate as possible and reliable for the purpose of assessing the relative positions of tribes under Treasury’s ARPA allocations, but should not be extracted and used as accurate for any individual tribe or for any purpose other than how they are used here.

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: A Series for Tribal Nations

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This resource is created by Reichard and Associates, who has been providing high impact consulting services to Indian Country since 2003 with a focus on planning, feasibility studies and funds development. 

Wednesday September 8, 2021 

Session 7: Direct Relief for Tribal Citizens: Getting beyond Per Caps

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Wednesday August 4, 2021 

Session 6: Investing in Your Tribes' Infrastructure

Slides and Information provided in Session 6:

Wednesday July 21, 2021 

Session 5: Investing in Your Tribes' Behavioral Health

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Wednesday July 7, 2021 

Session 4: Strategic Planning and Implementation: How to Pick the Winners and Help Your Tribe

Slides and Information provided in Session 4:

Wednesday June 23, 2021 

Session 3: A Conversation with Bryan Newland - How Tribes Can Maximize their American Rescue Plan Opportunities

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Wednesday May 26, 2021

Session 1: How Tribal Governments Can and Can't Use ARPA

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As the country responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the task before tribal nations is complicated by many unknowns. The Project, the Native Nations Institute, and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health recognize the challenges you're up against and we want to help. We are monitoring tribal governments' response to the crisis. Across Indian Country, we are witnessing tribal leaders and national Native organizations taking action to protect and position Native nations to see a better tomorrow. These examples and many more make up the contents of this COVID-19 Resources for Indian Country toolbox. We've pulled together resources that demonstrate ways to build governance capacity, illustrate best practices by tribes, provide trusted information about the virus itself, and supply tribal health ordinances intended to meet your immediate needs. Native nation building begins with strong governance, and we hope the examples in this toolbox spark ideas for action that strengthens your community.

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In this toolbox you'll find

Find updated info from National Native orgs and leading public health officials

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Hear from tribal leaders on how they're responding to the outbreak

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Look ahead to capacity-building and nation building strategies

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