Tribal Consultation Announced on $8B Coronavirus Relief Fund for Tribes

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Tribal Consultation Announced on $8B Coronavirus Relief Fund for Tribes

March 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of the Interior and The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today through a Dear Tribal Leader Letter from the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs that they will be holding at least two Tribal Leader Consultations to determine how to distribute $8 billion in funds set aside for tribal governments and tribal entities in the Coronavirus Relief Fund within The CARES Act.

In addition to attending these Consultations, Tribal Leaders are encouraged to provide their input in writing no later than April 13 by emailing consultation@bia.gov and tribal.consult@treasury.gov.

The Departments are specifically requesting guidance on the following questions:

- What would a formula/methodology to allocate the $8B look like? 

- What qualifies as an expenditure related to COVID-19?


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Call in number: 888-950-5924
Participant code: 1682452
1:00pm EDT - 4:00pm EDT

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Call in number: 888-950-5924
Participant code: 1682452
1:00pm EDT - 4:00pm EDT


There may be a third Consultation if necessary. 


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