2022 LLBO Band Member Economic Assistance Payment Information
July 27, 2022
CASS LAKE- Details have been finalized for the upcoming Economic Assistance payment for LLBO enrolled band members. The payment is the second disbursement from the economic assistance program established in July 2021 utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.
The Leech Lake Tribal Council set the amount for adult band members at $1700.00 The application process will be nearly identical to the process used in the previous two years with a short online form to fill out or a paper option.
As part of ongoing modernization efforts, band members will now have the option of receiving this payment via debit card. Bank accounts and debit cards have been setup for each adult Leech Lake Band member by the LLBO Accounting Department. While everyone that signs up for this payment will receive a debit card, band members will retain the option to receive this economic assistance payment via check. The LLRBC has set a goal of having all future distribution of funds to band members, including the December 2022 Tax Rebate payment, issued onto the provided debit cards. Additional information on the debit cards is included on the provided FAQ and on our website at https://www.llojibwe.org