CARES Funding Update

Upon my recommendation the Absentee Shawnee Tribe created a committee to oversee the funding released to our tribe from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  We are working on plans and programs for the immediate distribution of these funds.  Please keep in mind there are many regulations and terms attached to these dollars, and money must be spent accordingly.  The following are several programs we are working towards finalizing:
  • General Welfare Income Relief Program (open to membership)
  • Tribal Member Business Support Program (open to membership)
  • Renovations and upgrades related to COVID prevention and recovery
  • Emergency Management Equipment
  • Emergency Food Bank
We are working closely with government officials, auditors, and others to finalize our internal processes for distribution. We will keep membership updated, and we thank you for your patience