Relief money for tribes
May 11, 2021
In late March and early April, the U.S. Department of Treasury hosted five tribal consultations with 85 tribal leaders to receive input on how to improve the allocation of funds for pandemic and economic relief.
The result was the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Tribal Government Allocation Methodology, authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act, which provides $350 billion in emergency relief for state, local and tribal governments.
The rescue plan allocated $20 billion to tribes. Details about the allocation were shared Monday. The department hosted a briefing session Monday with tribal governments about the upcoming changes and adjustments for tribes to partake in the program.