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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Approves Covid-19 Rescue Act Membership Assistance Program


Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Enrollment Office (Photo/Sault Ste. Marie Tribe)

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors voted to establish the Covid-19 Rescue Act Membership Assistance Program on Tuesday evening that will provide grants up to $2,000 if a tribal citizen can prove they were financially burdened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The program is intended to protect the health and welfare of the tribal membership and ensure reasonable resources are available to respond to negative economic impacts of the Covid-19 public health emergency.

The newly created program's funds will come from federal funds the Sault Tribe received from the American Rescue Plan Act that was signed by President Joe Biden signed the legislation sent to him from Congress.


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