President Donald J. Trump is supporting Native American communities impacted by the coronavirus.
President Trump is working to make sure Native American communities have the support they need to combat the coronavirus.
- The President signed the CARES Act into law, providing $8 billion to address coronavirus preparedness, response, and recovery for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- The initial allocation of this funding, totaling nearly $5 billion, will be one of the largest programmatic investments in Indian Country in our Nation’s history.
- The Administration has also allocated over $1 billion through the Indian Health Service (IHS), to support tribes, tribal organizations, and Urban Indian Organizations in their coronavirus response efforts.
- In early March, the Trump Administration established a multi-agency coordinating group tasked with ensuring effective Federal coordination on tribal issues.
- The President has also acted to expand telehealth capacity and availability across IHS regions, allowing patients to get the care they need, while staying at home.