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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748, was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The bill is the third COVID-19 legislative package and includes more than $2 billion in relief to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The original introduced version of H.R. 748 (S. 3548) had very few provisions for tribal nations. However, in response to Indian Country’s tireless, unified advocacy, the final legislation included an unprecedented level of investment in and resources for tribal response and recovery efforts.


The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has posted a summary of the Tribal Provisions in the CARES ACT (the 3rd COVID-19 Congressional package) along with summaries of the Tribal Provisions in the 1st COVID-19 Congressional package (H.R. 6074 enacted March 6th) and the Tribal Provisions in the 2nd COVID-19 Congressional package (H.R. 6201 enacted March 18th).


NCAI has also posted a comprehensive look at Indian Country’s priorities, resources, and information regarding COVID-19 including a series of NCAI Congressional letters

NCAI has also a COVID-19: Resources for Indian Country webpage to which includes the following:

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