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    The FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID Relief and Response Act appropriated $15 million to address Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs). The Assistant Secretary of lndian Affairs and the Bureau of lndian Education seek to:

    • Develop an equitable methodology to distribute funding among the TCUs as called for in the omnibus explanatory statement; and
    • Determine what data-driven criteria will be used to assess O&M needs at each of the TCU facilities.

    Indian Affairs is also accepting written input on this topic at consultation@bia.gov and ask that you provide any written input you may have by Friday, May 11, 2021. If you would like additional information in the meantime, please contact Mr. Michael Wischnewski, Deputy Director, Office of Facilities, Property and Safety Management, at (703) 390-6548 or michael.wischnewski@bia.gov

    The full Dear Tribal Leader Letter can also be found here. The session presentation can be found here, and the transcript of the session can be found here

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