COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Navajo Nation is scheduled to receive nearly $50 million of the funding to help carry out affordable housing activities on the largest reservation in the United States.
Window Rock Arizona Navajo Nation

Secretary Marcia L. Fudge of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $450 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to tribal nations to respond to COVID-19.

A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 17, 2021.

A federal judge recently issued two orders in Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, an ongoing dispute over COVID-19 relief for tribal governments.

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) announced that tribes will not lose future Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding as a result of the CARES Act funding they received.

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 Department of the Treasury has released a new document regarding distribution of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal govermnents.

Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurts will be joined by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) to provide the latest information on the COVID-19 situation and the newly enacted CARES Act.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been granted an extension of emergency for Section 106 Procedures.