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.
NOAA Fisheries Service has consulted on the application, allocation, and distribution process. NOAA Fisheries would like to consult on the proposed way forward. Specifically, we would like to input on:
Proposed allocation of the $30 million provided in the Act.
Proposed distribution process with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
All Tribal leaders are encouraged to attend the upcoming tribal consultation, hosted by NOAA Fisheries, regarding the distribution of funding on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30pm ET.
Log in here: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
- Conference number: PWXW2074832
- 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 April 23, 2021.