IHS announces efforts to provide more opportunity for contracting with Indian-owned businesses
January 14, 2022
Note: The Indian Health Service announced the Buy Indian Act final rule during a media call with Santiago Almaraz on January 13, 2022. What follows is the text of press release from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Indian Health Service is announcing the final rule on the Buy Indian Act to strengthen its requirements to set aside contracts for Indian-owned and controlled businesses.
"Supporting the growth of Native-owned and controlled businesses serving their communities is critical to supporting families facing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. "This eﬀort is just one example of our commitment to tribal communities in support of the President's Build Back Better framework to deliver meaningful outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives."