January 14, 2021 –
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) will hold a Tribal Consultation Listening Session on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 2:30 to 4:00 on Eastern Time to engage tribal leaders wishing to comment on the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
These meetings are Tribal Consultations with primary tribal leaders or their designee and tribal stakeholders. The Tribal Consultations are off the record and not for press purposes. For those tribes and organizations wishing to make comments, we respectfully request that organizations designate one speaker per organization and that comments be contained to three minutes per speaker so that Treasury can hear from as many tribal leaders as possible during consultation. Preference will be given to tribal leaders or their designees for making comments.
The Emergency Rental Assistance program makes available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are provided directly to States, U.S. Territories, local governments, and Indian tribes. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs. More information on the program can be found here.
Tribes have requested that Treasury host a tribal consultation to receive comments and questions regarding ERA program administration. Treasury welcomes the opportunity to hear from tribal leaders or their designees about this matter. Topics for discussion may include reporting requirements, eligibility determinations, and assistance documentation.
Primary tribal leaders or their designees are invited to address their concerns to Treasury. If time permits, Treasury will hear from tribal stakeholders who are not leaders or tribal designees. When joining the call, please let the operator know that you are a primary tribal leader or designee, the name of your tribe, and that you would like to make comments. All others are invited to join in listen-only mode.
Call-in number 1 888 455-7136 or 1 773 799-3680
Conference number: 1936250
If you have difficulty joining the call or have any other inquiries concerning the Listening Session meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments or questions are welcome. Please email EmergencyRentalAssistance@Treasury.gov with your questions or concerns regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance program.