The Karuk Tribal Council hopes this letter finds you and your family well. In late May, the Karuk Tribe received $18,968,462 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support COVID response efforts and address negative economic impacts due to the pandemic. Tribal staff proposed a variety of projects to assist in supporting our community during these trying times, and recently Council convened for a planning meeting to review proposals.
At this meeting the Karuk Tribal Council voted to distribute financial assistance to eligible Enrolled Karuk Tribal Members. This will be a one-time disbursement of $3,500 to eligible adults, and $1,000 to eligible individuals under 18 years old. To be considered eligible you must have experienced a negative economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and be either:
The allocation of funding the Karuk Tribe received from ARPA that supports this round of financial assistance strictly considered the number of Enrolled Members in determining the amount of funding the Karuk Tribe would receive. Due to this difference in how funding was allocated between CARES and ARPA, Descendants will not be receiving financial assistance. However, Descendants may be eligible for other initiatives made possible by ARPA.
To apply for financial assistance, please complete the application and submit to our offices by July 31, 2022. You can submit by mailing your completed application to: Karuk Tribe, Attn: Sammi Offield, PO Box 1016, Happy Camp, CA 96039, or emailing the completed application to email@example.com.
We look forward to sharing other initiatives made possible through ARPA as they come to fruition.
Russell ‘Buster’ Attebery