Cherokee Nation Receiving $1.8 Billion Through American Rescue Plan Act Funds; Citizens to Receive $2,000 Directly
May 24, 2021
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The American Rescue Plan Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden for Covid-19 recovery funds. Overall from the Act's funds, Indian Country will receive a historic $31.2 billion. The Cherokee Nation will receive $1.8 billion of those funds.
Part of the $1.8 billion will be allocated directly to the tribal citizens of the Cherokee Nation spread over two payments.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner's proposed spending plan for the funds will provide every Cherokee citizen with a total of $2,000 in direct relief assistance, allocating $1,000 each year for two years.