Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
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Emergency Financial Assistance COVID-19 Relief Program Information
On March 21, 2020, the Little Shell Tribe (“LST” or “Tribe”) declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This state of emergency remains in effect today as the nation continues to grapple with the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These direct and indirect impacts include physical and mental health, economic insecurity, and adjusting to new norms in how we must conduct our lives. The 2021 Emergency Financial Assistance COVID-19 Relief Program (“2021 EFA Program”) will provide critical financial relief to eligible LST tribal members that have suffered directly or indirectly from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Little Shell Tribal Council has attempted to meet the needs of LST tribal members throughout the pandemic to the best of its ability, but it has been difficult because the Tribe’s federal recognition was only restored a few months before the pandemic hit. Unlike other tribes, the Little Shell Tribe has been forced to build its governmental capacity and programming from the ground up in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic. The Tribal Council has created the 2021 EFA Program to help provide direct assistance to tribal members dealing with the impacts of the pandemic. The Tribal Council feels this is the most practical, efficient, and administratively feasible way to provide COVID-19 aid to tribal members while the Tribe continues to build its governmental capacity.