The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021 by President Biden, investing $1.75 billion of emergency supplemental funding in American Indian and Alaska Native government programs due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is the largest investment of resources into Indian Country and tribal communities in U.S. history.
This new tribal funding provides an excellent opportunity for tribes to make investments into infrastructure and broadband while supporting their tribal members and tribal small businesses. These funds, however, come with some restrictions and limitations.
Join Schwabe, Wells Fargo, and BDO as we explore the ins and outs of this new legislation and how tribes can take advantage of this federal funding, including:
- Permissible uses of the funds
- Reporting and accounting requirements
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