Tribal Consultation with NOAA Fisheries for the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
Tribal leaders are invited to consult on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 coronavirus response and relief funding.
NOAA Fisheries would like to invite all Tribal leaders and representatives to consult on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 coronavirus response and relief funding. The Act includes $30 million for Federally recognized tribes in any of the Nation’s coastal States, Great Lakes States and territories for direct and indirect fishery economic related losses as well as subsistence, cultural and ceremonial impacts related to COVID 19. Specifically, “federally recognized Tribes in any of the Nation’s coastal States and territories, and federally recognized Tribes in any of the Nation’s Great Lakes States with fisheries on the Tribe’s reservation or ceded or usual and accustomed territory” are potentially eligible. For detailed information please see Division M (page 1815) of the Act.
The Act requires NOAA Fisheries in consultation with tribes to develop an application and distribution process. Specifically, we would like to input on:
- How to allocate the $30 million.
- Suggestions on an efficient and effective application process, including what information should be required to be submitted as part of the process.
- Suggestions on an efficient and effective distribution process.
The Act requires the disbursement of funds to eligible impacted Tribal fishery participants that takes into account economic, subsistence, and ceremonial impacts and that ensures timely distribution of funds.
All Tribal leaders are encouraged to attend the upcoming tribal consultation, hosted by NOAA Fisheries, regarding the distribution of funding on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 11:30 to 1:00 pm ET.
Log in here: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
- Conference number: PWXW1984648
- Passcode: 8113363
- Or join the event directly here.
Conference Call Info:
- (888) 946-3505, passcode: 811-3363
In the event you are unable to attend the consultation call, you can provide written comments and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1, 2021.