July 16, 2020
Read NCAI's latest letter to Congressional leadership expressing concerns about the recently announced mandatory Coronavirus Relief Fund compliance reporting.
· Tribal government businesses can now qualify for a waiver from dividend prohibitions, according to the latest Main Street Lending Program FAQs issued by the Federal Reserve Board.
· Read the latest NCAI advocacy letters to the Administration on our Letters Database:
· Senate Banking Committee: Establishing a Lending Facility for Tribal Governments
· Department of Agriculture Food & Nutrition Service: Establishing a Coronavirus Food Assistance Purchasing Program for Indian Country within the FDPIR program; Provide Parity to FDPIR food package benefits on par with SNAP
With the generous support of our donors, NCAI is providing financial relief support to tribal nations affected by COVID-19 through NCAI’s COVID-19 Response Fund for Indian Country.
If you are a tribal nation, tribal nursing home, Tribal College or University or Native-serving non-profit in need, you can learn more and apply for financial relief support under the Get Involved tab. To date we have funded a total of 36 tribal nations, 5 tribal care centers and 1 college.
COVID-19 DATA - SITUATION SUMMARY
New Update 7/16/2020
NCAI's Policy Research Center has tracked publicly available data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in Indian Country during the pandemic since March 2020.
According to updates published on the Indian Health Service (IHS) coronavirus website, total COVID-19 cases and new COVID-19 cases per day continue to increase in the Indian health system. Cases also continue to increase in all IHS Areas, some more than others.
COVID-19 Data Situation Summaries will now be updated every Thursday on the Other Resources page: