NIHB Sends Letter to President Trump Requesting a Waiver of Cost-Share Requirements for Tribal Public Assistance

On April 30, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) sent a letter to President Trump requesting that he use his power under the Stafford Act to waive the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 25% cost-sharing requirement for Tribes to receive public assistance funding for COVID-19. With many Tribes having to close enterprises and other businesses, Tribes are not in the position to cover disaster-related expenses. NIHB is requesting that the 25% of non-federal cost share be covered by the federal government, in order to adequately help Tribal governments to combat the pandemic.

Read the full letter here.