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USDA, APHIS will be hosting a Tribal Webinar on the American Rescue Plan Strategic Framework

Just a reminder that USDA, APHIS will be hosting a Tribal Webinar on the American Rescue Plan Strategic Framework.

Enclosed is the information on how to register for the Tribal webinar and others if you are unable to make it on Tuesday 08/31/21.

Submit Written Comments and Register for an Informational Webinar

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a Strategic Framework outlining our approach to fulfill a key charge within the American Rescue Plan Act to better protect people and animals from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Framework serves as a roadmap to build One Health capacity and strengthen APHIS’ ability to prevent, detect, investigate and respond to SARS-CoV-2 as well as other emerging and zoonotic diseases. Collectively, the key actions within the Framework will enable USDA to build an early warning system to alert public health partners to take steps sooner to potentially prevent or limit the next zoonotic disease outbreak, or the next global pandemic..

Submit Written Comments

We are interested in your feedback on the Strategic Framework and will accept written comments for 45 days via Regulations.gov from Tuesday, August 24 to Friday, October 8, 2021.

Register for an Informational Webinar

APHIS is also hosting a series of webinars to provide more information about the Strategic Framework and answer any questions you may have. Our hope is that this additional information will support your ability to submit written comments.

The format and information shared during each webinar will be identical. Certain webinars are geared toward a specific audience, but you are welcome to join any webinar that best fits your schedule. Each webinar has its own registration link and connection information. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

All webinars will be recorded, and the recordings will be accessible from this page.

Webinar Schedule

Tuesday, August 31
Audience: Tribal Representatives
American Rescue Plan—Overview of APHIS’ Strategic Framework
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, September 1
Audience: General Interest
American Rescue Plan—Overview of APHIS’ Strategic Framework
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, September 8
Audience: Socially Disadvantaged Producers and Related Organizations
American Rescue Plan—Overview of APHIS’ Strategic Framework
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, September 15
Audience: General Interest
American Rescue Plan—Overview of APHIS’ Strategic Framework
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. ET
Register Now