January 4, 2022

Congress extends deadline for tribes to spend COVID-19 relief funds

Author: Ron Dungan

Government funding for coronavirus relief has helped Americans keep their economic footing during the pandemic.
But CARES Act money was delayed for tribal communities; they did not receive any of it until May 2020.
Many of those communities, such as the Navajo Nation, were hit hard by the virus.
The deadline for spending the funds would have expired without congressional action.
Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran helped extend that deadline before the holidays.
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