COVID-19 in Indian Country

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) announced that tribes will not lose future Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding as a result of the CARES Act funding they received.


The Navajo Nation and the Indian Health Service are working together to utilize CARES Act funds for water projects on the reservation.


A diverse panel of Congressional and tribal leaders will look ahead and discuss how Congress might come together on a bipartisan basis to enhance support for Indian Country’s pandemic recovery efforts.


‘Tribes and Tribally-owned businesses from across Indian Country have been severely impacted by the economic strains brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,’ a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators told the Trump administration.


The connection of more Navajo Nation homes to the electric grid is in the process as the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority prioritizes CARES Act projects in order to meet the December 2020 deadline to use the funds.


A diverse panel of Congressional and tribal leaders will look ahead and discuss how Congress might come together on a bipartisan basis to enhance support for Indian Country’s pandemic recovery efforts.


The Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General has issued Coronavirus Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions Related to Reporting and Recordkeeping (OIG-CA-20-028).


The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a total of $100 million to Tribes as part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat program (ICDBG-CARES).


The Northern Arapaho Business Council is pleased to make available additional financial aid for Members who require assistance due to COVID-19.


Biden for President released a statement responding to misleading claims made by Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer at the Republican National Convention.


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are requesting the support of the Navajo people for Legislation No. 0209-20, which will provide $177 million of the tribe’s remaining CARES Act funding.


Closure of the four Navajo Nation casinos since March placed an extreme financial burden on operations forcing temporary layoffs of approximately 90 percent of the team members.


The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development will receive $60 million in tribal CARES Act funding.


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved over $475 million in CARES Act projects to help the Navajo people during the COVID-19 pandemic.


To date, the CARES Act has provided the Department of the Interior with $909.7 million, which includes direct apportionments of $756 million and a $153.7 million transfer from the Department of Education to the Bureau of Indian Education.