White Earth Issuing Additional $500 Cash Payment to Tribal Members
JT Thaden | Nov 18, 2020 AT 6:48 am
WHITE EARTH (KDLM) - The White Earth Reservation will be issuing an additional cash payment of $500 to White Earth members that have endured a hardship during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
A second check will be mailed to qualifying members on Thursday Nov. 19, says Chairman Michael Fairbanks, "A couple meetings ago we passed a resolution to council to give a second distribution, the payment will be $500 and it will be mailed out on Thursday, Nov. 19. If you applied before and got it, you will get another check."
In July, the Business Committee in a Special Meeting unanimously passed a resolution guaranteeing more than $8.3 million in COVID-19 relief assistance including an initial $500 payment to qualifying tribal members
The White Earth Reservation was awarded more than $29 million in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act earlier in the year.