345,000 Americans can expect another stimulus check worth between $600 and $2,000 soon.
A vote held in 2021 by the Navajo Council will send these checks to adults and children from a $557 million dollar relief fund for COVID-19.
About 350,000 tribesmen can expect these payments.
The vote passed with 18 yes’s and 2 no’s.
By passing the law, tribesmen can now buy gas, firewood and food during high inflation rates.
These checks come just in time for winter, when goods can be expensive even without inflation.
Councilor Amber Kanazbah Crotty stated that the Navajo people should not suffer, wondering when the next time they will see financial aid will be.
The Navajo Nation CARES Fund Hardship Assistance Program had 7,500 unclaimed stimulus checks left over from their first round.
This could be an address or application error.
The program is designed to help members of the Navajo Nation financially during the pandemic.
Applications are not necessary for the second round of stimulus checks.
All funds held by the Navajo Nation must be issued by the end of 2022 under the requirements of the CARES Act.