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Posted on: June 18, 2020

The COVID-19 Tribal Member Relief Payment

Over the last several weeks the Business Committee has been reviewing the guidance that was provided by the Treasury Department in documents dated April 22, May 4, May 5, and May 28, 2020. This guidance, along with continued discussions have brought us to this point.

On June 17, 2020, the Business Committee approved a General Welfare Assistance Program as it relates to the coronavirus public health emergency. Within this program, tribal members will be able to apply for financial assistance to help offset increased expenses related to COVID-19.

Financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 for adult members (age 18+) and $500 per child will be made available to each eligible enrolled member of the Quapaw Nation. An application will be mailed to the member’s address we have on file. It will also be available on our tribal website and Facebook page. The application period will end on August 15, 2020. Any applications postmarked after August 15, 2020 will not be processed and the member will forfeit their Coronavirus financial assistance payment. The options for submission are posted on the application. Applications will be processed as they are received.

Tribal Member Letter (PDF)

 COVID-19 Tribal Member Application (PDF)

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