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CARES Act Need-Based Programs

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Tlingit & Haida is pleased to announce the deadline for its two Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Need-Based programs has been extended to Friday, December 3, 2021 or until funds are expended.


The two programs provide one-time financial assistance up to $500 per program per household to tribal citizens impacted by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to offset expenses for education, retraining, rent, mortgage and utilities.

Households that have already applied are not eligible to reapply. If you are a tribal citizen household impacted by COVID-19 and have not yet applied, please see information below on eligibility requirements and how to apply. Note: This support is not a per-capita distribution.

Family Education & Retraining Expenses Program

This is a one-time, needs-based program that supports households with unexpected education and related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was established to offset some of the expenses households are facing due to home schooling, retraining because of loss or diminishment of employment, and new education required.

Family Home & Utility Expenses Program

This is a one-time, needs-based program that supports households with unexpected reductions in income and increased family expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was established to offset some of the expenses households are facing for rent, mortgage and utility.

 

Application Deadline: December 3, 2021 or until funds are expended.

Funding Amount:

  • $500 per program per household

Who Can Apply:

  • All tribal citizens, regardless of where they reside, are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be enrolled with Tlingit & Haida

  • Must demonstrate financial hardship that directly relates to COVID-19

How to Apply: Click Here

How to Submit an Application:

Application Assistance:

If you are an Elder or do not have access to the internet, limited phone appointments are available.

To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7788 or 907.463.7788. 

 

CARES Act 1099s

The CARES Act Need-Based (Family Education & Retraining Expenses and Family Home & Utility Expenses) programs are non-taxable as they qualify as a general welfare exclusion; recipients will not receive a 1099.

For questions on the CARES Act Need-Based programs, please call 907.463.7788 or email caresrelief@ccthita-nsn.gov.