On June 24, 2021, The Tribal Council of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, voted to establish the “2021 COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Program” for the citizens of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation. The new, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 allocated funds to the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation for the continued COVID-19 relief efforts.
The Nation requested and has received hundreds of responses with feedback from the citizenship in response to the on-going global pandemic and the continued financial hardships that have been created. “Our citizens have overwhelmingly responded with their need for economic relief to the membership due to the current public health emergency,” stated Chairperson Jeri Lynn Thompson.
The new “2021 COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Program” provides for the distribution of $2500 in direct relief payments to all the eligible adult Tribal citizens and $500 to all the eligible Tribal citizen youth under the age of 18 as of June 30, 2021. The governmental entity of the Nation is charged to safeguard the distribution of this direct payment. The eligibility and verification form must be prepared by each citizen before their distribution can be completed. This process will require extra staff time to implement this new program. Once the verification forms are completed Tribal Citizens can expect a two week time frame to receive the relief funds.
Tribal Administration have provided multiple ways to access the forms to complete your request form and certification:
Online forms: https://www.tolowa-nsn.gov
Email forms to: email@example.com
Paper forms to: C/o ARPA Fiscal 140 Rowdy Creek Road, Smith River, CA 95567
Phone inquiries can be made to the Front Desk at 707-487-9255