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Many tribal leaders are used to stretching every dollar that comes their way. Last year, they were faced with a different problem: millions in badly needed aid money, and not enough time to spend it.

"The money came at us quick, and it was a flurry," said Karen Snyder, who coordinates pandemic response for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming. "We had to act fast in order to get it out the door."

States only have a few weeks left to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds, which is spurring lawmakers around the Mountain West to pass major aid deals now.


Una familia recoge alimentos en el sitio de distribución.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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El 14 de julio el Comité de Finanzas Provisionales de la Legislatura aprobó por unanimidad más de $800,000 dólares en fondos de emergencia para un programa federal que podría dar casi $300 en asistencia alimenticia a cada niño de Nevada quien dejó de recibir sus almuerzos gratuitos o a precio reducido como resultado del cierre de las escuelas.

A family picking up plastic bags filled with food from a distribution site.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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The Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee unanimously approved more than $800,000 of emergency funding on July 14 for a federal program that could provide nearly $300 in meal assistance to each Nevada child who missed out on their free and reduced priced lunches as a result of school closures.

Un gran paraguas que protege la casa de la lluvia.
La Autoridad de Vivienda de Nevada vía la Oficina del Tesorero del Estado de Nevada

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A partir de este lunes, los nevadenses que se encuentren atrasados en el pago de su alquiler mensual pueden solicitar asistencia a través de un nuevo programa estatal. Paul Boger de KUNR habló con el tesorero del estado Zach Conine sobre el programa y cómo este podría ayudar a cientos de miles de personas que se han demorado en el pago de su renta. 

The Nevada Indian Commission

On Thursday, Governor Sisolak will meet with the Intertribal Council of Nevada to discuss issues related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Our contributor Brian Bahouth with the Sierra Nevada Ally reports.