The CARES Act: Economic Stimulus for Indian Country


CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL (or 1 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “Act”) will provide economic relief to Indian Country in the form of federal grants and loans. This course summarizes the Act’s applicability to tribes and the several funds available to tribal governments and entities. The course will also touch on the evolving discussion to determine the proper implementation of the relevant provisions of the Act.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   $8 billion in relief funds for tribal governments
•   Federal loans to and the purchase of obligations from tribes
•   Small business loans to qualifying tribes
•   Evolving discussion on implementation

Date / Time: April 9, 2020

•   4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Eastern
•   3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Central
•   2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain
•   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: April 9, 2020

Leah R. Sixkiller, Esq. is an Indian law and financial transactions attorney at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. She closes transactions for Indian tribes, banking and financial institutions, and developers, and she advises tribal clients and other parties working in Indian Country. Leah is an Indian law expert and regularly navigates relationships with various governmental and regulatory bodies.

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Section I. Background on the CARES Act

Section II. $8 billion relief fund for tribal governments

Section III. Loans to tribes for COVID-19 related losses

Section IV. Small business loans to tribes (paycheck protection)

Section V. Evolving discussion on implementation