COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Department of the Treasury has sent $240 billion in fiscal support to state, territorial, local, and tribal governments through the American Rescue Plan Act.
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The Department of the Treasury will be hosting a tribal information session on June 28, 2021, to discuss reporting and compliance with the American Rescue Plan Act.
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The Department of the Treasury awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 community development financial institutions, including 58 CDFIs serving Native communities.
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The Department of the Treasury announced a 2-week extension for tribal governments to request payments from $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
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The Department of the Treasury is hosting an additional session on the distribution of $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds to tribal governments.
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NAFOA will continue to monitor developments related to the distribution of the $20 billion to Tribal governments and will work to keep our community informed as new information becomes available.
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“Our administration continues to closely monitor the rollout of the American Rescue Plan Act funding," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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On May 10, 2021, the Department of the Treasury released the tribal allocation methodology for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
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Judge Amit P. Mehta is holding a hearing in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, an ongoing CARES Act lawsuit, at 2pm Eastern on April 22, 2021.
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On Monday, April 19, 2021, the Ute Indian Tribe presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the distribution of CARES Act funds to federally recognized tribal governments.
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The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a long-running COVID-19 dispute.
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The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
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As of April 1, 2021, more than 130 million payments worth approximately $335 billion have been distributed from the American Rescue Plan Act.
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"I know Indian Country has suffered a disproportionate share of hardship in this country," Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen told a meeting of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee.
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has disbursed approximately 90 million Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.
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“I am extremely disappointed that the federal government is going to such lengths to deny Tribal governments their fair share of CARES funding," said Chairman Joseph Rupnick.
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The Department of the Treasury is hosting two consultations to discuss what to do with the leftover funds promised to tribal governments through the CARES Act.
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“As of today, we have nearly 30,000 reported infections of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic nearly one year ago, and we have lost 1,203 of our Navajo people," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 17, 2021.