Federal Resources

COVID-19 Federal Guidance & Funding Opportunities


 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading the COVID-19 response and its website has a surplus of guidance and resources for individuals, health care workers and communities.

CDC Coronavirus Community Resources:



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CDC information for Tribal communities:

Resources on contact tracing

CDC Coronavirus Community Resources:


The Indian Health Service is working with Tribal governments and state authorities to provide a comprehensive public health response to COVID-19, including testing and tracking patients across the Indian health system. Visit the IHS Coronavirus website for updated case numbers across the 12 IHS Areas, FAQ on federal response in Indian Country and resources for clinicians, Tribes and Tribal organizations and community members.

What Tribes Need To Know

IHS Resources:


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit, Covid-19 Version 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded telehealth services for Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in response to COVID-19. The State Medicaid and CHIP Telehealth Toolkit provides essential guidance to continue care for patients, particularly youth, elderly and those at high risk for Coronavirus.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers resources on mental and behavioral health during the Coronavirus pandemic, including funding opportunities, considerations on intimate partner violence and child abuse, Disaster Distress Hotline information and FAQ for grant recipients.

SAMHSA Resources:


Emergency Preparedness

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) priority remains ensuring critical healthcare workers have the necessary PPE to treat COVID-19 patients. FEMA encourages emergency managers to continue to use the Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment to maximize supply inventory and follow seven action steps for COVID-19 response.


Department of Homeland Security: Ready Indian Country

The Department of Homeland SecurityReady Indian Country includes information on planning necessities like communications, transportation, emergency shelters, food sites, elders and livestock. Local plans and kit building are also highlighted with region specific needs.