On Wednesday, June 30, the Department of the Treasury announced it will open up the second phase of distributions to tribal governments from the $20 billion tribal portion of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. This phase includes the remaining 35% of funds ($6.65 billion) and will be distributed based on 2019 employment numbers.
Treasury also announced a slight modification to the allocation formula to include a minimum payment to each tribal government of $1 million.
Treasury has transferred 2019 employment numbers submitted under the Coronavirus Relief Fund into individual tribal government profiles in the Treasury Submission Portal. To receive an employment allocation, including the minimum payment, tribal governments must confirm or amend their 2019 employment numbers by the deadline which has been extended from July 9, 2021 to July 16, 2021 11:59 PST. If a tribal government does not confirm or amend employment numbers by that deadline, the tribal government will not be eligible to receive a share of the employment allocation.
Treasury will be hosting an information session on July 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET to demonstrate the process for confirming 2019 employment numbers in the Treasury Submissions Portal and to answer tribal leader questions. Register for the information session here.
For additional information regarding the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program for tribal governments, please visit the tribal government-specific webpage here.