U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
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The Indian Health Service and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Overview of ARRA

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

Indian Health Service

The IHS received more than $500 million in ARRA funding to serve American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The funding is broken down as follows:$227 million for health facilities construction, $100 million for maintenance and improvements, $85 million for health information technology, $68 million for sanitation facilities construction, and $20 million for health equipment that will help improve health care in Indian Country

IHS also received an additional $90 million of ARRA funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for additional Sanitation Facilities Construction projects.

Click here to see the full press release.

Contracting Opportunities

Information about contracting opportunities is regularly uploaded by IHS to the www.fedbizopps.gov Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov website, so businesses interested in contracting opportunities should use that site to discover business opportunities.

Apply for Federal Business Opportunities at www.fedbizopps.gov Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov .

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