GOVERNMENT OF CANADA COVID-19 CRISIS RESPONSE FUNDS.
April 15 2020, Members would like to know why does our Chief need to have $20,000 for rubber gloves and hand sanitizer? Why can't members just buy supplies themselves being that everyone lives off the reserve and it would be very difficult for anyone to go to the reserve to pick any of these supplies up, it would be much easier to just have the money given by Canada and go pick up what you need. Members need all the support that Government offers, keeping $20,000 is far to much unless the Chief can explain in detail exactly where this money is being used. What about remaining funds or funds not applied for by members? will it be distributed throughout the members equally.
Can the Chief tell us if this is all the Support Funding our nation has received to date and or what is to come. What is the TOTAL amounts our nation has received, is it $59,000.00 or is it more and what about additional funds we can apply for or receive as indicated in the Canada's Emergency response Plan? Can she explain what a Wood Mountain SA Clients is and why?
WOOD MOUNTAIN'S Covid Response Details on how they are going to divide Canada's COVID 19 Funds:
The Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation will receive approximately $59,000 from Indigenous Community Support Fund to assist the First Nation in responding to the on-going COVID 19 crisis. We are waiting on these funds to be received from Ottawa. These dollars are principally aimed at on-reserve members, with a separate funding envelope created for regional and urban organizations.
Despite the targeted nature of the funding, given the unique situation facing the Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation, we have set aside $40,000 of those funds for to provide one-time financial assistance of $155 to all on and off-reserve Wood Mountain band members (18 years & older) to assist with their COVID-19 preparedness efforts. This includes all Wood Mountain SA clients.
The balance of the funds will be used for other preparedness initiatives, including purchasing sanitizer, PPE, for protecting the health and safety of our Community, and a variety of other initiatives.
In order to receive your one-time financial assistance of $155, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be 18 years and older (as of May 30th)
- Must provide valid mailing address.
- Must provide Treaty Status Number.
please email to email@example.com
or mail to:
Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation
PO Box 1792
Frequently Asked Questions (Please Read):
How Will I Receive My Assistance?
Mail-Outs: You should expect to receive your payment within 14 business days of applying. Out of province or out of country could take a few extra days.
On-reserve: the administration will hand deliver in a manner consistent with social distancing requirements.
Is there a deadline to apply?
Yes, you have until May 30th to apply. Due to the nature of the situation and to keep our staff safe we’ve implemented a short implementation period.
I’m turning 18 years old after May 30th am I still eligible?
No, the cut-off is May 30th.
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