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You can rely on us to see you through to this. Difficult choices are needed in difficult times rapidly. In this unrivaled time, Blue Arrow CPAs is dedicated to helping you. Our continuous Remote Client Service is extended for your convenience while the members of our team are working safely from home without any pay cut.

In case of any questions, please contact us, and we will respond within 24 hours.

The CARES Act
On 27 March 2020, the CARES act (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) was signed into law by Congress and President Trump, offering taxpayers’ relief from new coronaviruses (COVID-19) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It is a vital piece of law aimed at providing customers and corporations with about $2 trillion in financial assistance. According to this law, Tribes are granted access to flexible funding of $8 billion to finance the response of COVID-19. Under the following systems created by SBA, Tribal government-owned companies will be able to apply, which is the Paycheck Protection Program of approximately $350 billion by The Small Business Administration (SBA). Small businesses that have 500 or less employees are eligible to enroll in this program created to assist the people with payroll, rent, utilities, healthcare and a lot more. Furthermore, the good news is that SBA range is now expanded on some of their existing plans including the crucial Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL)..

As the legislature, the state and the CDC proceed to limit the operational activities of individuals, Tribes decide how to better cope with employee needs and also satisfy safety and health standards of their community. In order to fund government support and activities, the tribe adapted to revenue shortcomings by investing in economic growth. Many of the tribes rely on company income transfers the same way they rely on tax revenue from local governments.

In these difficult times, Blue Arrow CPAs is committed to helping our customers and clients and we would like to guarantee you that you can rely together upon our continuing collaboration as we move through such an unknown world.

The federal government is currently finalizing the details and procedures for the implementation and implementation of the various programs and reliefs. As per the duty, Blue Arrow CPAs is tracking the guidelines closely and will promptly provide the customers with reliable details.

WHAT WE CAN DO:
Now is the time for all the documents to be organized in order to enforce them as soon as it becomes accessible. As standard procurement processes would have little time, it is important that specialist expertise is available on your side.

THESE are the funding sources AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED TRIBES AND TRIBAL ORGANIZATIONS UNDER THE CARES-ACT:


  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
  • HUD Office of Native American Programs
  • Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations
  • Older Americans Act Tribal Nutrition
  • Indian Child Care Development Block Grant


APPROPRIATIONS BY THE NUMBERS:


Agriculture:
  • $100m+ for FDPIR ($50m food purchase + $50m construction)

Interior, EPA, and Related Agencies:
  • $1.03b for IHS (broad use authority with no less than $450m for Tribal 638 and Urban facilities + $65m for electronic health record modernization)
  • $69m+ for BIE (K-12 + TCUs)
  • $453m+ for BIA “TPA” like fund/operation of Indian Programs
  • $78,000 to IAIA for COVID response

LHHS:
  • $15m+ for Tribes and Urban facilities through HRSA for telehealth/rural health activities
  • $15m+ for Tribes and Urban facilities through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund for essential medical resources to respond to coronavirus
  • $120m+ for CDC grants to Tribes and Urban Indian health organizations
  • Ed Stabilization Funding:
    • 0.5% set-aside for programs operated or funded by BIE.
    • TCUs are applicable for general higher education funding structure, based on the structure of 75% for Pell student enrollment and 25% for non-Pell students. Along with that, TCUs will qualify for the Minority Serving Institutions set-aside (7.5% of the overall higher ed. set-aside). Additionally, TCUs and other MSIs will have flexibility through a statutory waiver to use prior HEA-MSI award money for COVID- related response efforts.
  • Student Loan/Aid –AIAN students will get the same benefits as all other students with fed loans.
  • $50m+ for Institute of Museum and Library Services (includes Tribal grantees) to “expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices, and provide technical support services”.
  • $900m+ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) supplement for all eligible households, including those covered by Tribal LIHEAP.
  • $20m+ for Older American Act Tribal Nutrition activities for the delivery of nutrition services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian elders.
  • $96m+ for Indian Child Care Development Block Grant for COVID-19 costs and to provide child-care services for health care and emergency workers.

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Broadband:
  • $300m+ for NAHASDA & ICDBG; $200m through NAHASDA formula (but only for COVID-needs) and $100m through the Indian Country Development Block grant (ICDBG)
  • $100 million for the Re-connect program (Broadband Loan and Grant Program authorized by Sec. 779 of the Consolidate Appropriations Act, 2018).
  • $25 million for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program. Funding goes toward initial capital assets for equipment (e.g., video conferencing equipment, computers) that operate via telecommunications to rural end-users of telemedicine and distance learning. Broadband facilities (if owned by the applicant) are also eligible. Federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for DLT grants.

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