Puyallup Tribal members will soon be able to apply for emergency funds to help offset financial losses or expenses due to COVID-19.
The Tribal Council established the temporary program, and Tribal Administration is developing it. The program will be funded through the Tribe’s successful application for federal CARES Act funding. Once finalized, members will be able to apply for assistance through the Crisis Assistance Program (CAP). There will be a fillable application form online at PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov.
Eligibility guidelines are different from regular CAP guidelines, and federal restrictions apply. Eligibility is not automatic, and there will be a limit on how much each adult member can receive. Funds can be used only to offset expenses that are not covered by other programs. Eligible losses may include loss of employment, reduction in employment hours, loss of income due to canceled events, increased food or utility costs, home educational expenses due to COVID-19 or the purchase of masks and hand sanitizer.