Legislation update week ending October 30, 2020

S.209 – PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act

Public Law No. 116-180 (10/21/2020)

This bill replaces the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project with the Tribal Self-Governance Program. Under this program, Native American tribes or organizations may receive grants to plan for participation in self-governance and to negotiate the terms of participation.

S.294 – Native American Business Incubators Program Act

Public Law No. 116-174 (10/20/2020)

Establishes a grant program to provide business incubation and other business services to Native American entrepreneurs and businesses.

S.785 – Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019

Public Law No.: 116-171 (10/17/2020)

Establishes the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program, under which the VA must award grants for a period of three years to eligible entities for the provision of suicide prevention services to veterans and their families.

Provides grants to eligible entities for the expansion of telehealth capabilities and provision of telehealth services to veterans.

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