How much of the direct assistance went to Tribal governments and why did it take so long?

Of the $150 billion in direct assistance, tribes are eligible to receive $8 billion in set-aside funding for tribal governments. After a lengthy delay due to litigation, on June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alaska Native Corporations are eligible to receive a portion of the tribal government CRF set-aside. Each CRF recipient has the flexibility of how and when to use their funds to meet immediate needs but must follow and adhere to federal guidance and requirements. On Aug. 9, Chugach received its allocation of CARES Act funding, which will be used to offset unanticipated necessary COVID-19 related expenses for Chugach operations, shareholders and the Chugach region that were incurred between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021.