Red Cliff COVID-19 General Welfare Assistance Program

The Red Cliff Tribal Council has established this General Welfare Assistance Program with funds received through the American Rescue Plan Allocation in order to provide relief to all Red Cliff Tribal Members experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 Health Pandemic. Red Cliff will provide a one-time payment to each eligible applicant. Red Cliff Tribal Members aged 18 and older will qualify for a $1,200 payment. Red Cliff Tribal Members under the age of 18 will qualify for a $500 payment.
The application period is open between September 1, 2021 and October 15, 2021. Applications must be received on or before October 15 at 4:30 PM.

How To Apply
» Paper applications are available at the Tribal Administration Building located at 88455 Pike Rd in Red Cliff.
» PDF applications can be downloaded, filled out, and returned via email to or printed and returned to the Tribal Administration Building.
» Fill out and submit the e-application below.

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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.

Community Comment Box

Written Comments
» Email:
» In-Person: Tribal Administration Building
» Mail To Tribal Administration:
Red Cliff ARP
88455 Pike Road
Bayfield, WI 54814

General Questions