American Rescue Plan Funding

Covid-19 General Assistance Program Application
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The application period is now closed.

ARPA Funding Updates
+ Sept 17, 2021 - Multi-purpose Cultural Center to be built; breakdown of community feedback
+ October 1, 2021 - Reminder to apply if you have not done so; checks continuously being processed and sent
+ October 15, 2021 - The application for ARP Direct Relief Assistance is now closed. Checks continue to be processed and sent.
+ October 22, 2021 - Portion of ARPA funds allocated for Ojibwemowin Teaching & Training Program.
+ November 19, 2021 - Direct Relief Payment update and notice of other ARPA Fund allocations
+ December 13, 2021 - $12.6M Allocated to Housing Developments
+ December 22, 2021 - Direct Relief Payment update and other ARPA Fund allocations
+ January 14, 2022 - Direct Relief Payment application open for members who missed previous round.
+ March 2022 - ARPA & BIA Funding Updates
+ June 2022 - ARPA & BIA Funding Updates

What is the American Rescue Plan / American Rescue Plan Funding?
The American Rescue Plan concentrates on recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession. The American Rescue Plan includes a relief fund for Tribal Governments, and the Red Cliff Band will receive portions of that funding. The Red Cliff Band must spend the funds on eligible activities by December 31, 2024. The funds cannot be spent on anything other than the eligible activities identified in the American Rescue Plan.

Eligible Activities
» Activities that respond to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 or its negative economic impacts. This includes assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits. This also includes aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality.
» Activities that respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers of the Tribal Government that are performing such essential work. Grants can also be provided to eligible employers that have eligible workers who perform essential work.
» Government services - only to the extent of the reduction in revenue from those services due to the public health emergency.
» Necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

Community Input
The Red Cliff Tribal Council highly values the input of the Red Cliff Community in developing programs and the allocation of funds. Red Cliff Community: Based on the eligible ARP activities and your observation of the community's needs in responding to the pandemic, what are some things that you feel the Tribe should allocate funds for? What does recovery mean to you? Please use one of the feedback methods below.

» Email: RCARP@redcliff-nsn.gov
» In-Person: Tribal Administration Building or Tribal Council Meetings
» Mail To Tribal Administration:
Red Cliff ARP
88455 Pike Road
Bayfield, WI 54814

General Questions
Email: RCARP@redcliff-nsn.gov