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On June 07, 2021 the Quechan Tribal Council issued a statement on our website informing the membership of the first installment of the American Rescue Plan Act funds in the amount of $20,048,575.52. The United States Treasury issued the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) introduction identifying the eligible uses to support the immediate pandemic response and laying the groundwork for a strong and equitable recovery.
The COVID-19 public health emergency has caused a broad range of public health and economic challenges in tribal communities, families, small businesses and tribal enterprises; this funding will provide substantial aid to address the needs of the Quechan Indian Tribe and our families.
The funding installments will be utilized to serve as a catalyst to begin projects to address areas of need for individual households and the Quechan Indian reservation such as referenced in the U.S. Treasury guidelines. (see attached Reference Guide)
The Quechan Tribal Council continues to prioritize the need for assistance and response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the tribal membership and community, as well as developing plans for building our future, strengthening our sustainability and investing in our economic growth in response to all the hardships caused by this global pandemic.
The American Rescue Plan Assistance Program
On July 05, 2021, the Quechan Tribal Council has made the decision to address the economic hardship of the tribal membership by enacting the American Rescue Plan Assistance Program. A total amount of $7.1 million dollars has been allocated to the program to fund a one-time disbursement of $2,500.00. Checks will be automatically generated for all enrolled adult members (18 years & older), and will be mailed to the address on file. (see attached Reference Guide)
If you have turned 18 years of age, after October 30, 2020, and did not receive any of the Assistance Program funding in 2020; you will need to fill out the American Rescue Plan Assistance Program application and return to the Revenue Distribution Department in order to receive your one-time payment. Applications are available online at www.quechantribe.com or at the kiosk located outside of the Tribal Administration Office. The American Rescue Plan Assistance Program will only be accepting applications until August 31, 2021.
In order to expedite the process and release of this payment, please ensure your mailing information is accurate and up to date no later than July 20, 2021.
Please contact Kaylee Alonzo, Assistant Tribal Secretary to update address:
Phone: (760) 919-3600 Ext. 215
*ALL CHECKS WILL BE MAILED OUT THROUGH THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE BY JULY 30, 2021.
*Note: If you have not updated your information with the Local Post Office, we urge you to do so. The Quechan Indian Tribe is not responsible for incorrect mailing addresses. Only Checks returned from mail discrepancies can be available for pick up if arranged with the Revenue Distribution Department.
The Quechan Tribal Council and Emergency Management Team are committed to ensure our families, our communities, and that our government service can continue the important work of rebuilding the great Quechan Indian Tribe; and with your help we can become even stronger than we were before.
Please call Indian Health Services at (760) 572-4711 to make an appointment to be vaccinated, or anywhere in your local area that vaccinations are provided, this is imperative to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and could ultimately save your life.
Stay safe and be well,
Quechan Tribal Council