Statement by Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget
Budget maintains strong support for Tribal communities
The Biden-Harris administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. The FY 2024 budget makes significant investments in Tribal sovereignty and revitalization, providing new and expanded funding opportunities and resources for Tribes to manage their lands and waters.
The President’s budget request for Indian Affairs programs in FY 2024 is $4.7 billion, an increase of $690 million over FY 2023. This includes $3 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), $1.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), and $109.1 million for the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration.
“The 2024 budget request makes significant investments in Tribal sovereignty and revitalization, upholding our steadfast commitment to honor the nation’s treaty and trust responsibilities and strengthen government-to-government relationships with Tribal Nations,” said Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland. “This Administration’s commitment to supporting the sovereignty of Tribal Nations and addressing long-standing disparities is unprecedented and will remain an important moment in our nation’s history.”
These proposed investments include:
Law Enforcement • $717.1 million for Public, Safety, and Justice, an increase of $85.8 million above FY 2023. This includes:o $316.3 million for Criminal Investigations and Police Services programs, an increase of $42.2 million above FY 2023.o $154.6 million, an increase of $18.3 million above FY 2023, to support the operational needs of Indian Country detention and corrections programs encountering growing personnel, equipment, and technology costs.o $75.3 million for construction supporting public safety and justice programs, an increase of $23.8 million above […]
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