To All Tribal Leaders:

The United States Treasury Department (Treasury) expects to take additional time to distribute the remaining $3.2 billion in COVID-19 related funding under the CARES Act (aka Coronavirus Relief Fund). This delay is due to missing submissions from 57 tribes and incomplete or incorrect information submitted by 336 tribes regarding their tribal employment and expenditures, which is the information needed for Treasury to make the final CARES Act distribution.

If you are one of these tribes, Treasury would have sent an email to you with either of the following email addresses: or If you have received an email from Treasury, you need to review and correct any errors or provide missing documentation by 11:59 pm Alaska Daylight Time on Saturday, June 6. If you miss this deadline, you will not receive funding in this second round of distribution. Similarly, if you did not submit any documents, you will not receive funding.

CILS urges tribes to respond immediately to Treasury’s communication before the Saturday, June 6, 2020 deadline. 

CILS is here to help. If you need assistance with your submission please contact Dorothy Alther at or Mica Llerandi at Thank you.