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Recovery Investments in the Rosebud Sioux Tribe 

June 21, 2022

 Recognizing the significant public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Tribal communities, the American Rescue Plan included over $30 billion for Tribal governments—the largest single one-time infusion of federal dollars into Indian Country to-date. Through the implementation of recovery funds Treasury has deepened its relationship with Tribal governments and its understanding of the unique challenges they face. 


State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

  • • The Tribe received almost $200 million through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), which it used to weather the immediate effects of the pandemic, including $11 million for premium pay and $18 million for COVID-related projects focused on vaccination incentives, contact tracing, isolation shelters, and burials. 

  • • The Tribe is also investing $40 million in several substantial housing projects. With housing costs on the rise, the Tribe saw SLFRF as a solution to overcrowding, a lack of affordable housing on the reservation, and a rapidly growing population. 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

  • • With almost $10 million from the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA1) program, the Tribe has served over 700 households in need of rental and utility assistance. 

Homeowner’s Assistance Fund 

  • • The Tribe is using more than $5 million in funds from the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) to rehabilitate and repair 384 existing homes, provide utilities assistance to 350 households, property tax assistance to 200 households, and mortgage payment assistance to 93 households. 

Capital Projects Fund 

  • • On Tuesday, the Treasury Department will announce the approval of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s plan to use more than $160,000 in funding to upgrade their broadband infrastructure. This project will help the many tribal members who cannot afford internet in the home, which prevented children from attending school virtually and employees from being able to connect to remote work. 

State Small Business Credit Initiative 

  • • The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has received a preliminary allocation of nearly $8 million, which enables the Tribe to support access to capital for small businesses. 

Biden Administration Investments in Tribal Internet Capital Projects Fund 

  • • Under the American Rescue Plan, Treasury established the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) with $100 million set aside to Tribal governments and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Native Hawaiian Education Programs. Tribal governments have used CPF funding on broadband infrastructure projects, multipurpose facilities, connectivity devices, and projects to access high-speed internet. 

  • • Treasury will announce the approval of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s plan to use $160,000 from this fund to upgrade their broadband infrastructure. 

 Recognizing the significant public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Tribal communities, the American Rescue Plan included over $30 billion for Tribal governments—the largest single one-time infusion of federal dollars into Indian Country to-date. Through the implementation of recovery funds Treasury has deepened its relationship with Tribal governments and its understanding of the unique challenges they face. 

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

  • • The Tribe received almost $200 million through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), which it used to weather the immediate effects of the pandemic, including $11 million for premium pay and $18 million for COVID-related projects focused on vaccination incentives, contact tracing, isolation shelters, and burials. 
  • • The Tribe is also investing $40 million in several substantial housing projects. With housing costs on the rise, the Tribe saw SLFRF as a solution to overcrowding, a lack of affordable housing on the reservation, and a rapidly growing population. 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

  • • With almost $10 million from the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA1) program, the Tribe has served over 700 households in need of rental and utility assistance. 

Homeowner’s Assistance Fund 

  • • The Tribe is using more than $5 million in funds from the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) to rehabilitate and repair 384 existing homes, provide utilities assistance to 350 households, property tax assistance to 200 households, and mortgage payment assistance to 93 households. 

Capital Projects Fund 

  • • On Tuesday, the Treasury Department will announce the approval of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s plan to use more than $160,000 in funding to upgrade their broadband infrastructure. This project will help the many tribal members who cannot afford internet in the home, which prevented children from attending school virtually and employees from being able to connect to remote work. 

State Small Business Credit Initiative 

  • • The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has received a preliminary allocation of nearly $8 million, which enables the Tribe to support access to capital for small businesses. 

Biden Administration Investments in Tribal Internet 

Capital Projects Fund 

  • • Under the American Rescue Plan, Treasury established the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) with $100 million set aside to Tribal governments and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Native Hawaiian Education Programs. Tribal governments have used CPF funding on broadband infrastructure projects, multipurpose facilities, connectivity devices, and projects to access high-speed internet. 
  • • Treasury will announce the approval of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s plan to use $160,000 from this fund to upgrade their broadband infrastructure. 
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