COVID-19 in Indian Country
A federal judge is allowing Alaska Native corporate interests to intervene in ongoing litigation over the $8 billon coronavirus relief fund.

Tribes are being asked to submit additional information in order to secure the remaining $3.2 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to their governments.

A team of researchers released the results of its study dissecting the Department of the Treasury’s formula for distributing first-round CARES Act funds to Indian Country.

On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 3:30 PM EDT the U.S. Department of the Treasury will join NAFOA and NCAI for a forum discussion on the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Ready for round two? Tribes have to submit more information in order to claim their shares of $3.2 billion in coronavirus relief that has yet to be distributed by the Trump administration.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe received $19 million from the CARES Act federal relief package. The funding will help maintain critical operations for tribal citizens.

Oversight of the DOI’s CARES Act spending is critical to safeguard health and safety, water, and Indian education.

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council has approved an economic support program to distribute CARES Act funding to all adult citizens.

Recently, the Mescalero Apache Tribe received $13.5 million to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman of the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, issued a statement in connection with the Department of the Treasury's handling of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury made a number of important announcements on the Payroll Support Program under Title IV of the CARES Act.

'We implore our lower 48 tribal partners: it is time to stop efforts that divide us. We must work together to fight this global pandemic,' Alaska Native corporations said.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer updated their people on plans for $600 million in coronavirus relief received by the tribe under the CARES Act.

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau approved $954,990 to the Navajo Nation Department of Health for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program

The Trump administration's botched handling of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is under investigation by internal watchdogs at both the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Treasury.

The plaintiffs in a tribal lawsuit released a statement after a federal judge declined to order the Department of the Treasury to release all $8 billion of the coronavirus relief fund that was promised more than a month ago.

A federal judge on May 11, 2020, declined to order the Trump administration to "immediately" distribute the entirety of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that was promised to tribal governments more than a month ago.

Legislation to lay the groundwork for the Navajo Nation’s expenditure of more than $600 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding was introduced in the Navajo Nation Council.

The Daily Treasury Statement continues to show much of the coronavirus relief fund is going to tribal governments.

The Department of the Treasury and IRS announced that nearly 130 million Americans have received Economic Impact Payments, worth more than $218 billion, in less than five weeks.