During this time of uncertainty, MNVC realizes that it is a difficult time for our tribal members as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
Our main concern is health, safety and well-being of our tribal members and their loved ones.
We know that our tribal members who live in McGrath have loved ones living in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai Peninsula, the valley, lower 48.. and there is great concern for them.
MNVC wants to assist with financial burdens tribal members may be facing.
For tribal members 60 years of age who live in McGrath, you will see a one time credit of $250 on your next McGrath Light & Power bill. The intention was to assist Elders with utility costs during the cold weather we experienced over the last couple of months. This funding was allocated by Tanana Chiefs Conference under the direction of their executive board.
This week TCC allocated an additional $7500 COVID-19 Assistance for each federally recognized tribe in their region. These funds are for cleaning supplies and/or food. These funds will be distributed to each McGrath tribal member household ($140). In the next week.
In addition to these funds, McGrath Native Council will distributing a one time payment of $300 COVID-19 Emergency Assistance to every tribal member who is on our roll as of 3/18/2020. I will also add, it is so important to enroll your children. At the earliest, we hope to have this paid out during the second week of April.
We hope that this makes a difference and lifts some of the burden for our tribal members.
This is a one time notice of request to update your mailing address. Please pass on this information. Time is of the Essence.
Please practice social distancing and stay safe.
With warmest regards,
Gina Dementoff McKindy
907-524-3024 ext 102 and 103
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