SMC Emergency Assistance for Tribal Members Information

  • We recognize the unique challenges of our tribal members in trying to access CARES assistance and have expanded eligibility to further assist individual Tribal members with challenges associated with the application and expense receipts associated with reimbursement. Please find the attached document of Disclaimer attestation to further assist with qualifications.  


  • Administered by the SMC, the program will provide financial assistance for rent, security deposits, and wrap around services including career services, and various utilities for SMC tribal member 18 years and over who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Assistance Program can award up to $1000 per individual in a combination of rental payments, utilities, repairs, career services and/or security deposits. This program is made possible through funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Assistance Program will be available until December 1, 2020 and the program will expire once CARES funding is exhausted.


  • An economic assistance program for tribal members whom experienced an economic hardship due to the global COVID-19 public health emergency. Economic hardships can be a loss of employment or reduction in employment income due to the COVID- 19 emergency and/or emergency expenses directly related to the COVID-19 emergency.