The lead agency coordinating the federal response to COVID-19 is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are supporting this by planning and implementing DOI’s response.
Indian Affairs Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
- Funding for Division B, Title VII of the CARES Act (July 6, 2020)
- Tribal Requests for Use of Federal Facilities and Template License
- Tribal Declarations and Indian Affairs Role in COVID-19 Response
- Emergency Declarations and Tribes: Mechanisms Under Tribal and Federal Law
Dear Tribal Leader Letters
- June 19 - Dear Tribal Leader letter - Release of Indian Affairs Adaptive Operations Recovery Plan
- March 31 - Dear Tribal Leader Letter - All Tribes Consultation Call RE: CARES Act Title VI Coronavirus Relief Fund
- March 27 - Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Federal Reserve Reduces Target Range
- March 25 Dear Tribal Leader Letter
- March 6 Dear Tribal Leader Letter
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services
To support Executive Order 14000 on safely reopening schools, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published guidance, the ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools (Handbook), to support the national response to COVID-19. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) operated schools should align their individual school reopening plans to the Handbook to provide BIE students a high-quality instructional program with consistent implementation of risk mitigation strategies. BIE-funded Tribally controlled schools may continue to use this information as general guidance.