BEGINNING OCTOBER 5, 2020, SPVUSD MEAL SERVICE WILL CHANGE
Every Tuesday from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM – SPVUSD will now be serving 7 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
• Your children do not need to be with you.
• Students can pick up their own meals as long as they are wearing masks. • We can serve any children in the community who are 0-18. If a student is enrolled at San Pasqual and is 19, they will be served.
• Service will be at 4 locations:
o New Sub Park
o Old Sub Park
o Winterhaven Sheriff’s New Substation
• Please wear a mask when picking up meals. • You will be asked how many children are in your family.
• Please remember:
o Cold Food: Refrigerate as soon as possible or within 2 hours maximum.
o Frozen Foods: Place in freezer immediately
o Cooking Instructions: Remove packaging and cook in microwave or oven until 165 degrees. Follow all cooking instructions on packaging.
A PARTIR DEL 5 DE OCTUBRE DE 2020, EL SERVICIO DE COMIDAS DE SPVUSD CAMBIARÁ
Todos los martes de 7:30 a. M. A 9:00 a. M., SPVUSD ahora servirá desayuno, almuerzo y cena para 7 días.
• Sus hijos no necesitan estar con usted.
• Los estudiantes pueden recoger sus propias comidas siempre y cuando usen máscaras. • Podemos servir a cualquier niño de la comunidad que tenga entre 0 y 18 años. Si un estudiante está matriculado en San Pasqual y tiene 19 años, se le atenderá.
• El servicio estará en 4 ubicaciones:
? El parque en el Nuevo Sub
? El parque en el Old Sub
? Nueva subestación del Sheriff de Winterhaven
• Por favor use una mascarilla cuando recoja las comidas. • Se le preguntará cuántos niños hay en su familia.
• Por favor recuerde:
o Comida fría: Refrigere lo antes posible o dentro de las 2 horas como máximo.
o Alimentos congelados: colóquelos en el congelador inmediatamente
o Instrucciones de cocción: Retire el empaque y cocine en microondas u horno hasta 165 grados. Siga todas las instrucciones de cocción en el empaque.
San Pasqual Valley Unified School District Stacey Garcia, Cafeteria Manager email@example.com
Schedule is subject to change
Parents/Guardians of students enrolled in any of the schools in the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District: If you have filled out a form requesting a HotSpot and have not picked it up, please contact Nadia Moe at 760-572-0222 ext 2095 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
For those parents that have not filled out the form, but are in need of a hotspot, we will reopen the form on Monday, October 19, 2020. The link to fill out the form is: https://forms.gle/GnHsnyB2jXJXVrKUA
Technology Hotline Open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday
During these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the "Stay at Home" order still in effect on the reservation, Quechan Tribal Council has decided to CANCEL Indian Day and Halloween. We continue to have concern for the health and safety of our com1nunity and we would like to keep our members protected from this virus.
The Quechan Tribal Council is working on alternative options for Thanksgiving and Christmas Community Dinners, Toy Drive, and the Food Drive. We will notify you when those plans are solidified. We continue to monitor health and safety experts to help guide us to making the best choices for our members.
THE "STAY AT HOME" ORDER IS STILL IN EFFECT
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (6 FT OR MORE), WEAR A MASK AND GLOVES WHEN YOU ARE OUT IN PUBLIC, WASH OR SANITIZE YOUR HANDS OFTEN, AND KEEP UP ON CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES
QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL
The Quechan Tribal Council presents its Quechan Tribal Newsletter for October 2020. In this issue they discuss:
- Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)
- U.S. Census
- Updates to Policy and Procedures
- Stay At Home Order Still In Effect on the Reservation
- Halloween Events Cancellation
- Fall Is The Time For Change
Starting Thursday October, 15th 2020, the Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a weekly Covid-19 Care Kits Drive-Thru distribution for all enrolled Quechan tribal members 18 years and older at The Quechan Community Center.
*Care Kits have already been distributed to the Elder tribal members who are signed up for home deliveries with the Quechan Senior Nutrition Center.
These kits contain:
- Digital thermometer and temperature record card
- (2) Masks
- Surface cleaner
- Pulse oximeter
- (2) Pill organizer
- Quick guide to “Stay Safe, Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Strong”
- Symptom checker
- Informational pamphlets regarding Covid-19, hand washing, facial coverings, and pulse oximetry instructions & usage
THE QUECHAN INDIAN TRIBE WILL SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING GRANT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) CARES ACT PLAN
THE APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AT THE:
TRIBAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
350 PICACHO ROAD, FORT YUMA INDIAN RESERVATION, WINTERHAVEN, CA 92283
on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 through Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
WRITTEN COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY LIAISON IN WRITING.
THIS POSTING IS IN COMPLIANCE AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 6 76(A)(2) (B) OF THE CSBG ACT
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The Quechan Indian Tribe is Seeking Letters of Interest from Enrolled Tribal Members for the following Committees that are still in need of members:
Advisory Committee (Language) - Open
Pageant - (1) Vacant
Impact Aide - (5) Vacant
Legislative - (2) Vacant
Health Committee - (3) Vacant
Higher Education - (2) Vacant
Culture Committee - (1) Vacant
Enrollment Committee - (1) Vacant
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Please submit letters of interest to:
Regina Escalanti, Tribal Council Secretary of the Tribal Administration Office
Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Quechan Tribe’s COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program has been developed to provide assistance to small businesses owned by enrolled members of the Tribe, as well as business enterprises wholly owned by the Tribe, that have suffered business interruption costs incurred due to COVID-19 required closures. The Program Description is now available for review, and the Application will be released on Monday, August 31, 2020.
Open to Parents/Legal Guardians of Enrolled Quechan Tribal Members only (3–18 year olds).
The 2020 School Covid-19 Readiness Program has been developed to assist school age children (Headstart–12th Grade) during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
This assistance is to purchase items to prepare the Student for Distance Learning online or those attending school on campus. Items such as; Education supplies, Electronic Items, Cleaning Supplies, Food for Student, Utilities, personal hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
More than 90 million households have already responded to the 2020 Census, but we are still missing critical voices. Has your voice been heard? If not, there’s still time to respond and to help make sure your community doesn’t miss out. Where there are more people, there are more needs. We have to make sure you and everyone in your community is counted.
Will health care and education be important to you in three years? In nine years? Your community risks getting less funding every year for the next 10 years, if you don’t respond to the 2020 Census now. This means you could lose benefits you already have. Make sure you and those living with you are not left out. Visit 2020census.gov to respond now.
The COVID-19 Relief Program is aware that some of our members received an application in the mail after they may have already applied. This is due to a courtesy from the COVID-19 Relief Program to reach out to the out of town members that may have not been able to have access to our website to retrieve an application or information pertaining to the COVID-19 Relief Program. If you received an application and you already applied, please disregard the additional application that you received. Thank you and we sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE!
The Arizona Department of Health Services wants to ensure all Arizonans have access to washable, reusable cloth masks. They are providing packs of 5 masks to our most vulnerable populations and those who may not otherwise have access to cloth masks. If needed, please order yours today: https://1.azdhs.gov/32DB2i1
Additionally, cloth masks will be available outside the Quechan Tribal Administration offices until supplies run out.
The Quechan COVID-19 Relief Assistance Program has been working diligently to provide an immediate release of financial assistance to our Tribal members. We have received applications from four sources that are reviewed for name changes, address changes, and enrollment verification. We are also recording the needs of members to identify and later forward to our Tribal Council the most impact the virus has had on our members. We are also documenting the most important needs of our Tribal community as we will continue to experience the virus’s effects on our daily lives. There are approximately 2,800 adult Tribal members who will be submitting applications. We thank each of you for your patience during this process.
The Tribe must adhere to certain guidelines and requirements in order to be in compliance with the COVID-19 Relief Assistance funding and must be prepared should an audit be conducted on how the funds were dispersed among the Tribal membership. If the guidelines and requirements are not followed, the Tribe will be responsible for repaying the funds.
We have added three sources of communication to our program to provide you with better assistance. You may now call (760) 572-0122 or (760) 572-0123. An additional fax line is now available. It is (760) 572-0124.
DRIVE THRU COVID-19 TESTING Daily testing available Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Things to know:
- Testing and results are CONFIDENTIAL
- An appointment is required and you will be asked questions to be sure we schedule the right test for you.
- Testing will be deep nose swabs which takes about 15 seconds.
- You will be notified of your result by one of our clinical staff.
We continue to offer testing every day to patients sick with any COVID-19 symptoms, or exposed to someone who is COVID19 positive.
We highly encourage those that seek Covid19 testing to utilize the drive thru clinic at Ft. Yuma Health Center
*Call 760-572-4711 to reserve a spot*
Quechan Small Business Owners,
The Tribal Government is committed to supporting small businesses who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 public health emergency. Our aim is to provide a relief program that will ensure funding for a small business was necessary and in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and will meet the requirements & guidelines of the CARES Act. This program is not associated with the CARES Act Payroll Protection Plan, and our ability to provide financial assistance is based on eligibility guidelines and funding availability.
The Tribal Administration and the Economic Development Administration are in process of developing a program that can provide relief assistance and benefit a Quechan member who is a sole proprietor/vendor that operates in our local & tribal community, as well as the larger businesses owned and operated in our local area and or in other States.
If you like to receive an application via email or by mail please contact:
Brian Golding, Sr. – Economic Development Director
Phone: (760) 572-5270
Please continue to check the tribal website (www.quechantribe.com) for more updates; we appreciate your patience in this matter.
Stay safe and be well,
Quechan Tribal Council
At the current time, the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program will need to undergo further review in order to ensure the Relief Program is meeting the U.S. Treasury CARES Act guideline requirements.
We apologize for the delay; we will provide an update of the Program’s progress on Monday 20, 2020 and post it on the Quechan Tribes website (www.quechantribe.com).
Stay safe and be well,
Quechan Tribal Council
This Assistance Program has been developed and is intended for individuals and families seeking emergency assistance through the Quechan Tribe’s Individual and Family COVID-19 Assistance Program. The program is offered to provide assistance for individual and families that have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Quechan Tribal Membership,
The Quechan Tribal Administration has been awarded CARES Act funding from The United States Treasury, here is a quick guide to the CARES Act:
What is the CARES Act?
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act was signed into law, setting in motion the distribution of funds and other relief mechanisms to counteract the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Title V of the CARES Act provides for $150 billion in aid to states, tribal governments and units of local government. Of that amount, $8 billion in aid was dedicated for payments to tribal governments.
How much did the Quechan Indian Tribe get awarded?
As of May 8, 2020 and June 15, 2020, The Quechan Indian Tribe has received a total of $20,063,141.47 from The U. S. Treasury’s The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
How can the funding be spent?
The CARES Act requires that the payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19); expenditures that were not accounted for in the 2020 budget for the Tribal Administration; and for expenditures that will be incurred during the period of March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020.
As sovereign governments addressing the pandemic on many levels, the tribal government has to have a broad discretion to define necessary expenditures under the Act. The Tribe has asserted expenditures that include the costs for Emergency Management Response, Personal Protective Equipment for Tribal Employees, Emergency Leave cost for any Employees directly affected by COVID-19, Employees who have been affected during Government closures, a Small Business Grant, an Individual and Family Emergency Assistance Program and Upgrades for touchless fixtures for programs in high risk areas within the tribal community and many other expenditures that have yet to be determined. These expenditures would otherwise be unavailable due to the loss of revenues associated with the closures of tribal enterprises as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
It is extremely important for the tribal government to take notice of the CARES Act’s strong oversight authorities. Specifically, Title V of the act includes a section authorizing recoupment of distributed funds if the Treasury Department’s Inspector General can determine that these funds were not used in accordance with the act’s definition of qualifying expenditures. The tribal government must be in compliance with any guidance provided by the Treasury Department in distributing the funds, and address guidance of the act itself in developing and documenting the expenditure plans.
The Tribal Council will review and approve a budget that is currently being developed, once approved; that information will be provided to the tribal membership on how this funding will be utilized.
Will Tribal Members receive financial assistance?
Yes, All enrolled members (18 years and older) are eligible for a relief amount of $2,135.99, due to the hardships related to the Coronavirus per The Quechan Indian Tribe’s Individual and Family COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program. The application will be available on the Tribal Website (www.quechantribe.com) or outside of the Quechan Tribal Administration on July 13, 2020. All guidelines, provisions and deadline will be stated on the application, please allow time for application review and processing, and please use an accurate mailing address. The Quechan Tribe will not be responsible for incorrect mailing addresses; checks will not be available for pick up, no exceptions.
Will Small Businesses owned by Tribal Members be eligible to receive financial assistance?
Yes, if you are an owner of a Small Business (under 500 employees) and have been negatively affected by COVID-19, you must fill out The Quechan Indian Tribe’s Small Business Grant application. The application will be available on the Tribal Website (www.quechantribe.com) or outside of the Quechan Tribal Administration on July 13, 2020. All guidelines, provisions and deadline will be stated on the application, please allow time for application review and processing, and please use an accurate mailing address. The Quechan Tribe will not be responsible for incorrect mailing addresses; checks will not be available for pick up, no exceptions.
We appreciate your patience during this time, stay safe.
Quechan Tribal Council