The Native Village of Barrow, Inupiat Traditional Government Tribe (“NVB ITG Tribe”) CARES Act Emergency and Disaster Programs are designed to provide non-taxable economic relief to enrolled Tribal Members of the “NVB ITG Tribe” with additional resources to maintain adequate housing, transportation, food, water, medication, medical care, utilities, and basic life necessities to help alleviate the financial hardships endured from loss of income and increased costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program are as follows:


B. Economic Development CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant of $150,000 for FY2020 to create and develop (a) Disaster Mitigation Planning, (b) staff funding for a Regional Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator (0.5FTE), (c) Technical Assistance to stakeholders and local businesses and (d) Organizational capacity increase to support Coronavirus Response. Economic Development Administration Cares Act funding was made available to only PPP partners with active and current CEDS.

E. Covid-19 Food Assistance Program. A new program to help members and families who have tested positive for the virus can fill out an application with proof or documentation that you or family members have tested positive. Low income members get first priority.



A. US Department of Treasury CARES Act funding of 9 Million was received by the Tribe and this General Welfare Program and was designed to comply with the CARES Act requirements and guidance. (This grant has been fully expended.)

C. Indian Housing Block Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act or “Abbreviated Housing Plan” (APR) for $474,231 was used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, including maintain normal operations and fund eligible affordable housing activities under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 during the period the program is impacted by COVID-19. This abbreviated process ensured that these requirements were met. (This grant has been fully expended.)

D. 75 Man Camp Coronavirus Quarantine Project In partnership with the North Slope Borough the Executive Director worked with the Environmental Director to develop a program with services to protect the Members and community by providing a safe and stable environment for people who tested positive for Covid-19. (This grant has been fully expended.)