Purpose of Program:
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COVID-19 Direct Financial Assistance Program is available to all Zuni enrolled tribal members over the age of 18 years. The purpose of the program is to provide direct financial payments to support tribal members that have been negatively impacted and affected by COVID-19. The direct financial assistance payments are designed to provide non-taxable economic relief to Zuni Tribal enrolled members with additional resources to maintain adequate housing, transportation, food, water, medication, medical care, utilities, and basic life necessities to help alleviate the financial hardships endured from loss of income and/or increased costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts. Funding for the program is supported by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) received by the Zuni Tribe. This direct financial assistance program is designed to comply with the ARPA requirements and guidance issued by the US Department of Treasury.