Board OKs needs-based COVID assistance

MISSION – Needs-based grant applications for tribal members who can prove they’ve experienced a loss of income or increased costs related to COVID-19 have been mailed to members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).

The funding amount per individual is $750 for adults and $500 for each child.

The CTUIR Enrollment Office mailing includes a cover letter from Chair Kat Brigham and a “Frequently Asked Questions” document, as well as the needs-based grant application for CTUIR members who were financially harmed because of the coronavirus and are in need of financial assistance.

All Tribal members who meet the eligibility criteria (included in the mailing) may apply. The deadline for applications to be submitted is Dec. 18, 2020.

The CTUIR Board of Trustees on Monday, Oct. 12, authorized the distribution of this special, needs-based grant from federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

For more information, questions about eligibility or how to apply for the grant, contact Tribal Enrollment at 541-429-7035 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.