Indian Country has been greatly challenged by Coronavirus. Now, the largest federal grant to aid tribes has magnified the challenge.

Navigating COVID-19 Aid

Tribes are faced with complex CARES Act requirements. 

Tribes must plan now.

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Identify immediate and long-term needs

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Understand CARES funding requirements

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Identify resources and personnel to execute the plans

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Prioritize needs and plans to meet your tribe's goals

Need Support? Blue Stone can help.

Tribes are faced with complex CARES Act requirements and with it a need to spend funds quickly. Our team of tribal leaders, tribal professionals and subject-matter experts, can help you use CARES funds to the greatest impact — protecting tribal communities and economies.

 

We will help you make a plan.

In our Blue Stone COVID-19 Response Priority Planning Sessions we assess needs, make a plan for CARES Act funds, help align your priorities, roles, and responsibilities, and develop a strategic road map for your community. 

8 ways we can help maximize COVID-19 funding:

While our planning sessions identify exactly what your community needs, we offer many COVID-19 related services tied to Treasury provided guidance April 22nd and Updated June 24th

1. Tribal Emergency Response and Strategic Planning

  • Emergency management planning
  • Emergency response and after action planning
  • Hazard mitigation planning
  • Community action planning
  • Capabilities assessment

2. Master Land Use and Safety Planning 

  • Assess current land use and infrastructure as it relates to preventing future COVID-19 outbreaks   
  • Develop a plan to maximize the health and safety of the community through effective land use and infrastructure programs

3. Business Interruption Assessments and Recovery Planning

  • Assess the extent of business interruption due to COVID-19  
  • Develop an economic recovery plan to ensure the expeditious rebooting of all business operations 
  • Develop status reports for Tribal council on current financial performance as a result of COVID-19
  • Feasibility analysis of new opportunities that relate to COVID-19 (i.e. PPE equipment)

4. Workforce Interruption Assessments and Recovery Planning

  • Adapting to the new normal
  • Exposure & financial mitigation 
  • Workforce inventory assessment 
  • Training and skills development planning  
  • Re-engaging workforce

5. Health Care Assessment and Efficiency Planning

  • Telehealth development and distribution opportunities
  • Assess delivery and accessibility of healthcare services and public health programs
  • Conduct community health assessments, service gap analysis, and resource allocation and capacity planning sessions
  • Evaluate the feasibility of healthcare infrastructure improvements and service expansion efforts
  • Provide in-person and virtual work sessions on best practices and community outreach efforts

6. Housing Assessment and Support 

  • Conduct a housing assessment to determine immediate needs as a result of COVID-19
  • Explore short-term housing options  
  • Assess the need for supportive housing
  • Develop a rental assistance program
  • Develop and implement action plan / road map

7. Community Stakeholder Communication Plan

  • Services and programming support 
  • Emergency response planning
  • Develop a community communications plan

8. Identification of CARES Act   Related Funding

  • Review funding opportunities
  • Project prioritization
  • Coordinate with Federal Agencies 
  • Develop funding matrix with timelines
  • Ensure timely submission of applications