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FEMA to Hold Consultation on Covid-19 Funeral Expenses Funding to Tribes

 

Photo by Krista Allen, Navajo Times

WASHINGTON - FEMA sent a letter to tribal leaders on Feb. 26 to announce a virtual tribal consultation session set for Thursday, March 4 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. – EST to seek information on tribal policies set in place to assist burial expenses of tribal citizens who have died from Covid-19.

The consultation will allow tribal leaders to provide input on how to spend $2 billion allocated to FEMA to distribute to provide assistance for funeral expenses from Covid-19 related deaths. It was not clear how much of the $2 billion will ultimately be provided to tribal nations.

The $2 billion became available to FEMA from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 passed by Congress in Dec. 2020 and then signed into law by the president.

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/fema-to-hold-consultation-on-covid-19-funeral-expenses-funding-to-tribes

 

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