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President Nez And Vice President Lizer Signs Resolution To Send More Money To The Navajo People

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed the American Rescue Plan Act Hardship Assistance for the Navajo People yesterday. The resolution approves $557-million to send a second hardship assistance check to qualified members of the Navajo Nation. Over 345-thousand people will receive financial compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Navajo people who are 18 years and older will receive up to two-thousand dollars per applicant for up to 250-thousand qualifying individuals, and those under 18 will receive $600 per applicant for up to 95-thousand qualifying individuals. The financial assistance can be used to purchase protective equipment, utility, rental and mortgage bills, and educational-related expenses. Last week, Nez and Lizer approved a separate resolution reallocating $16-million in CARES Act funds to provide around $300 per eligible person 60 years and older. The remaining funds in the Rescue Plan will go to infrastructure development and improvement to deliver water, electricity, broadband, housing and other critical resources and services to the Navajo people.

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