Financial Resources

Financial Resource Programs


 

August 13th, 2021 - COVID-19 Financial Relief Update

Attention Tribal Members: The 2021 COVID Relief Payment to enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal Members was distributed on Friday, August 13th. Any enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal Members that missed this payment may still submit an online application. 

COVID Relief Payment Application

Health & Fitness Assistance

Resource Update | 6/23/2021

The COVID-19 Health & Fitness Program is offered to aid Tribal Members in accessing health and fitness equipment and/or to engage in health and fitness activities. Eligible items include, but are not limited to:

- Free weights

- Ellipticals 

- Treadmills 

- Gym memberships

- Athletic camps for kids

- Swim lessons

- Etc.

Eligible Tribal member applicants will receive a one-time $300 allowance. 

To receive this assistance, Tribal members will be required to complete the application below:

 

COVID-19 Health & Fitness Assistance Program Application Here 

Healthy Foods Assistance

Resource Update | 6-23-2021

The COVID-19 Health & Fitness Assistance Program is offered to aid Tribal households acquire healthy meals and food sustainability supplies.  Eligible items include, but are not limited to:

- Fruit and vegetable starters/seeds

- Gardening or canning supplies

- Online meal kits

Eligible households will receive a one-time $300 allowance. 

To receive this assistance, Tribal members will be required to submit the application below: 

COVID-19 Healthy Foods Assistance Application Here

Student Technology Assistance Program

**THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH 2021**

COVID-19 has significantly impacted students and how they learn. The increased focus on distance education has spurred the Tribe to implement a technology assistance program that will help students at every level acquire the tools they need to succeed. The Tribe’s Technology Program is designed to help Grand Ronde Tribal Members with a one-time allowance of $500 to acquire the tools, like laptops and internet access, to support their learning. 

To receive this assistance, Tribal members will be required to verify that:

  • they, or their Tribal Member child, are enrolled in school, kindergarten through college and
  • that such school and course work will be offered online for the 20/21 School Year. 

For more information, please review the Technology Program Application and Policy available here.

Elder Technology Assistance Program

**THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH 2021**

The Tribe Extends Technology Program to Elders!

The COVID-19 Technology Program is offered to aid Elder Tribal (age 55 and above) members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with technology tools needed for continued access to support for Tribal services.  Items include, but are not limited to as laptops and internet access necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible Tribal Elder member applicants will receive a one-time $500 allowance. Recipients will be required to provide a copy of the receipt of purchase to verify allowance was used for a technology purchase.

For more information, please download and apply here.

Non Elder - Non Student Technology Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Technology Program is offered to aid Non Elder and Non Student members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with technology tools needed for continued access to support for Tribal services. Items include, but are not limited to as laptops and internet access necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible Tribal member applicants age 3 and above will receive a one-time $200 allowance.

For more information, please download and apply here.

Descendant Student Technology Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Technology Program is offered to aid Tribal “Descendant” Students with an enrolled of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with technology tools, such as laptops and internet access that will support distance learning necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible Descendants applicants will receive a one-time $200 allowance.

For more information, download the application here


Childcare Reimbursement Program

The Tribe has allocated funding to assist families with the high cost of childcare. This is a partial reimbursement program through the Social Services Department.

  • This is a first come first serve program.
  • Full applications and supporting documents must be received to process the application.
  •  Approved applicants will receive the reimbursement September 1 through August 31 of the current year.
  • Each household will receive up to a $100 monthly reimbursement per eligible child.
  • Social Services will maintain a waiting list based on date/time of application in the event that approved applicants become ineligible at any point during the current application year.

Learn more about the eligibility and application requirements and download the application here.


Funeral Assistance Program

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID- 19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

More information is available here

COVID-19 Relief Payment Program

The Tribe’s COVID-19 Relief Payment Program was created on April 23, 2020 by Tribal Council to assist eligible Tribal members with the unexpected costs of COVID-19. The Tribe’s COVID-19 Relief Payment Program has ended and there are no current plans for renewal.

PROGRAM UPDATES

October 16, 2020: The Tribe has discovered a number of COVID-19 Relief Payment Applications that had been received by the deadline but not logged into the system. We are working as quickly as possible to get those payments processed and out today. Please be patient with us and thank you for understanding.

August 18, 2020: Tribal Council has heard the needs and concerns of the members and made the decision to extend assistance under the COVID-19 Payment Relief Program for three more months. The payments will use CARES Act funding to provide three additional $600.00 monthly payments to enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal members over the age of 18 who have a demonstrated need. The Tribe’s COVID-19 Payment Relief Program will have provided $4,400.00 to Tribal members since its creation in March with the goal of helping them ease the financial burden surrounding the pandemic and helping them provide essential needs for their families. Additional information to come.

July 15, 2020: Following the Tribe's adopting and implementation of the COVID-19 Relief Payment Program, the US Department of Treasury issued new guidelines related to the program. The new guidance requires that each Tribal member must complete an application for the program.

May 27, 2020: Tribal Council has directed the Finance Department and the Executive Staff to prepare a supplemental budget that would allow the Tribe to extend assistance to Tribal Members under the COVID-19 Payment Relief Program. The supplemental budget will use 8.1 million dollars from the Tribe’s CARES Act funding from the Department of. Treasury and will allow the Tribe to distribute three, $600.00 payments to adult Tribal Members. There will be one payment at the end of June, one payment at the end of July and one payment at the end of August. The budget will be posted in the coming days.

MAY 7, 2020: Tribal Council has authorized staff to proceed with a supplemental budget for 1.9 million dollars.  If approved, these funds will do two things. First, it will allow the Tribe to distribute an additional $400.00 to adult Tribal Members under the Tribe’s COVID-19 Payment Relief Program; a program aimed at protecting the social and economic well-being of our members during the COVID-19 crisis. Second, it will add $100,000.00 to the Emergency Assistance program administered by Social Services. The supplemental budget will be voted on at a special Tribal Council meeting on May 21.

March 18th, 2020: The Tribe passed Resolution No. 101-20 declaring a state of emergency due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and the State of Oregon. This outbreak threatens the safety and well-being of the Tribe and our members and Tribal Council must act to protect the social and economic well-being of Tribal members. Tribal Council has established the COVID-19 Relief Payment Program for Tribal Members. The purpose of the Program is to establish a general welfare payment to Tribal Members which will help offset the financial impacts to members from the COVID-19 pandemic.