Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in coronavirus relief



In an announcement on Tuesday morning, the Trump administration indeed announced the release of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments..

According to the announcement, only $4.8 billion, or 60 percent of the fund, is going out at this time. It will be based on "population data used in the distribution of the Indian Housing Block Grant" funds. Notably, such data was not required of tribes when they submitted their certification forms to the Trump administration in April 2020.


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