COVID-19 in Indian Country
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.

NAFOA is still seeking responses to our Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Survey. The purpose of this survey is to understand the extent of tribal participation in the program.

The Department of the Treasury announced an extension for the submission of Tribal Employment and Expenditure Information to 12 PM EDT on Friday, May 29, 2020.

With tribes experiencing difficulties in submitting additional data for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief promised to them two months ago, the Department of the Treasury is giving them more time to do so.

The Kiowa Tribe will not use its CARES Act funding for per capita payments, Chairman Matthew M. Komalty said.

Learn the stories of how four tribal governments are using CARES Act funding to protect their communities and help them recover in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As ordered by a federal judge, the Trump administration submitted a status report about its efforts to distribute the rest of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments. It's not going so well.

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to submit another status report about its efforts to distribute the rest of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.

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The CARES Act provided the U.S. Department of the Interior with $756 million to support the needs of DOI programs, bureaus, Indian Country, and the Insular Areas.

During a Special Business Committee Meeting held on May 21st, the Sac and Fox Nation Business Committee approved the Sac and Fox Nation COVID-19 Economic Support Program.

The Department of the Treasury’s administrative record (AR) in ongoing litigation over the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments was submitted in federal court on May 22, 2020. The AR is divided into 14 sections, according to the index submitted in court. Almost every section contains just one document but section 10 […]

A team of researchers released its proposal for fairly allocating the $8 billion CARES Act monies earmarked for the governments of federally recognized American Indian and Alaskan Native nations.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma): "It is my goal to ensure Oklahoma Tribes are included in these resources provided by the CARES Act."