COVID-19 in Indian Country
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.

The Trump administration will be delaying payments from the second round of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that was promised to tribes more than two months ago.

The Cherokee Nation announced a $332 million spending plan to use the tribe’s first portion of an $8 billion set aside in CARES Act funding.

The Trump administration might not distribute the remaining $3.2 billion in coronavirus relief funds to tribes next week as originally promised.

Key lawmakers are calling for transparency from the Trump administration after tribes raised significant concerns about their shares of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

More than $700 million is needed to address the widespread lack of water and electricity access across the Navajo Nation. according to tribal lawmakers. 

Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council urged President Jonathan Nez to sign the Navajo Nation CARES Fund Act into law.

The Small Business Administration is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions.