Board Approves Needs-Based Financial Assistance

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR) Enrollment Office has this week been preparing mailings that include a cover letter signed by Chair Kat Brigham, a “Frequently Asked Questions” document, and a needs-based grant application for CTUIR Tribal members who may have experienced a loss of income or increased costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of financial assistance.

All Tribal members who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. The deadline for applications to be submitted is December 18, 2020. The funding amount per individual is $750 for adults and $500 for each child.

The Board of Trustees authorized the distribution of this special, needs-based grant from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding provided to the CTUIR through a Resolution approved by the Board on Monday, October 12.

If you have any additional questions or comments about your eligibility or how to apply for this grant, please contact Enrollment at 541-429-7035 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific time.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is made up of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes, formed under the Treaty of 1855 at the Walla Walla Valley, 12 statute 945. In 1949, the Tribes adopted a constitutional form of government to protect, preserve and enhance the treaty rights guaranteed under federal statute.