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Yakama Nation receives CARES Act funding


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—CARES Act—provides funding to workers and families, small businesses, and governments for economic relief during the COVID-19 crisis. This week, the Yakama Nation received $58,743,956.53 from the CARES Act to assist with necessary expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic.

“Expenses to respond to this emergency situation were not part of the budget for the Yakama Nation or any other government,” explained Tribal Council Chairman Delano Saluskin, “A spending plan will be developed for these funds by the Yakama Nation's Coronavirus Response Team to best respond to the public health crisis.” The CARES Act resources may on...

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