Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
The Department of the Interior (DOI) has issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing a Tribal Leader Briefing by Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Bryan Newland, on the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Budget Request. Assistant Secretary Newland will provide an overview of the FY 2024 Budget Request for DOI’s Indian Affairs, which will include programs administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration.
The Request proposes $4.7 billion for DOI’s Tribal programs, more than $690 million above the 2023 enacted level, including investments that would support public safety and justice, social services, and educational needs to uphold Federal trust responsibilities and advance equity for Native communities. The Budget also reclassifies contract support costs and leases at DOI as mandatory in 2024. Additional details can be viewed via Bureau Highlights from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Details regarding this Briefing are as follows—
In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a briefing on the President’s FY 2024 Budget Request for the Department today. The Request proposes a total funding level of $9.7 billion for the Indian Health Service (IHS,) a $2.5 billion or 36% increase over FY 2023 enacted levels, as well as a mandatory funding formula for the IHS beginning in FY 2025 that would culminate in a total funding level of $44 billion by FY 2033. This proposal would provide a total of $192 billion over the next 10 years, representing a 519% increase in funding over FY 2023 enacted levels. The Request also proposes reclassifying Contract Support Costs (CSC) and the 105(l) Lease Program as mandatory spending. More information on the proposed budget for HHS can be found in the HHS Budget In Brief.
Details regarding this Briefing are as follows--
To view a Fact Sheet on President’s Biden’s FY 2024 Budget Request for Tribal Nations, please click here. To view the President’s FY 2024 Budget Request in its entirety, please click here. To view remarks delivered by President Biden following release of the FY 2024 Budget Request, please click here.
For more information, please contact Liz Malerba, USET SPF Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, at email@example.com.