COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe so far has received $19,465,503.73 from the CARES Act coronavirus relief fund.

The Trump administration on June 17, 2020, filed a notice in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin, announcing distribution of an additional $679 million from the coronavirus relief fund.

'I want the members to know that I will do all that I can to make sure the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation gets what is due, including this next distribution,' says Chairman Joseph Rupnick.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation on June 15, 2020, filed a notice of appeal in its CARES Act lawsuit against the Trump administration.

A federal judge on June 15, 2020, ordered the Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin to distribute the remainder of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund to tribes

A federal judge will hold a hearing in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin at 9:30am Eastern on June 15, 2020.

Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement on the provision of Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars to Native American Tribes.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema called on the Departments of Interior and Education to distribute the already-approved $222 million CARES Act funding to support Bureau of Indian Education Programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the coronavirus continuing to ravage tribal communities, a court hearing at 1pm Eastern on June 12, 2020, brings the focus back to one of the most heated and divisive issues in recent Indian Country history.

The Trump administration says it has worked 'long hours, including nights and weekends,' in order to distribute the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribes more than two months ago.

A hearing in Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation v. Mnuchin takes place via teleconference at 3pm Eastern on June 11, 2020.

Over two months after Congress passed the CARES Act, the Trump administration continues to withhold Indian Education COVID-19 funding to Tribal schools, leaving students without resources for distance learning.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its handling of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin will be testifying about Title I of the CARES Act at a U.S. Senate hearing on June 10, 2020.

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued a statement following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act.

The Department of the Treasury on June 4, 2020, posted a document titled 'Coronavirus Relief Fund: Frequently Asked Questions on Tribal Population.'

Tribes in a lawsuit against the Trump administration are once again calling for the distribution of the money remaining in the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund by an "immediate and definitive date."

A project manager employed by a major retailer was charged for allegedly filing fraudulent bank loan applications seeking more than $8 million in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

The Yurok Tribal Council recently authorized the distribution of $2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding to help the many Yurok business owners and entrepreneurs that have experienced devastating losses due to the global COVID-19 crisis.

The Northern Arapaho Business Council is pleased to announce the receipt of critical federal dollars to modernize critical water infrastructure and help combat the spread of COVID-19 on the Wind River Reservation.