Bloomberg Law
June 29, 2020, 3:16 PMUpdated: June 29, 2020, 5:28 PM

Alaskan Native Corporations Allowed to Take Covid-19 Funds (1)

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

Alaska Native Corporations are entitled to receive federal payments to combat the Covid-19 pandemic under the CARES Act, a Washington court said.

ANCs meet the definition for “Indian Tribe” under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, and therefore qualify for part of the $8 billion in pandemic aid allocated to tribal governments, Judge Amit P. Mehta of the U.S. District Court said June 26.

The term “Indian tribe” means any organized community, including any Alaska Native village or regional corporation or village corporation, the court said in a decision that vacated a preliminary injunction that had blocked payments to ...

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