News. On June 16, 2021, the Biden Administration announced an additional investment of $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country. This is in addition to an investment of more than $4 billion announced in April 2021. This investment aims to strengthen the public health infrastructure in Indian Country, continue efforts to detect and treat COVID-19, support mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment, and meet facility and equipment needs. Learn more at