COVID-19 in Indian Country
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.

On August 5, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT, the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of the Inspector General will provide an overview of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reporting requirements.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is presenting a $652 million CARES Act funding proposal to the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will distribute payments to those affected by the COVID-10 pandemic.

The Yurok Tribal Council recently approved a $2.1 million project that will significantly boost Yurok Connect’s data transmission speeds and expand its coverage to many family homes that have never had access to the internet.

Tribal recipients of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund must submit an interim report to the Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General no later than July 17, 2020.

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued a statement on the expansion of the Main Street Lending Program to provide greater access to credit for nonprofit organizations.

The original first responders should not be left out of Navajo Nation CARES Act funding, the Diné Hataałii Association said.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors recently approved a direct services program to help Sault Tribe members.

Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Arizona) introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2020 to December 30, 2022.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors approved a direct services program to help tribal members. It will be funded with $3.5 million in Covid-19 CARES Act monies.

A dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief continues, with tribes pursuing an appeal in hopes of preventing Alaska Native corporations from gaining shares of the fund.

'On behalf of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, I wish to recognize our local leaders across the Navajo Nation that have continued to be on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,' said Speaker Seth Damon.