The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program (“SLFRF”). The SLFRF provided funding to the Tribe to support its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) administers the SLFRF, and issued its final rule for the implementation of the SLFRF effective April 1, 2022 (“Final Rule”).
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (“Tribe”) acknowledges the COVID-19 public health emergency caused severe economic damage to Tribal members and their households, and while the economy is on track to a strong recovery, much work remains to continue building a robust, resilient, and equitable economy in the wake of the crisis and to ensure that the benefits of this recovery reach all Tribal members. Treasury presumes that households that receive services provided by Tribal governments are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The Tribe likewise recognizes that Tribal households that currently receive services from the Tribe were disproportionately impacted by the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Tribal Council of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe therefore establishes the Snoqualmie State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Cash Assistance Program (“SLFRF Cash Assistance Program”) to support the Tribe’s response to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency experienced by Tribal members.
The SLFRF Cash Assistance Program provides a one-time cash transfer in the amount of $1,400.00 to each adult Tribal member in order to meet the economic needs of Tribal members adversely impacted by the negative economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. In determining the monetary amount of the one-time cash transfer, the Tribal Council considered and took guidance from per person amounts previously provided by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cash assistance transfers made to Tribal members under this Program are reasonably proportional and are not grossly in excess of the amount Tribal members need to address to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council approved the attached program for launch in January. For transparency and to avoid confusion we have developed the distribution deadline chart which will be available to applicants.
The application is available in PDF and Eform. Please use ARPA@snoqualmietribe.us for application submission and any questions/concerns regarding this benefit to ensure the correct staffer can follow up in a timely manager.
This program is limited to applicants who are US Citizens that were otherwise eligible for the previous federal stimulus checks.
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