Funding for Subsistence Fishers affected by COVID

The application to apply for Alaska CARES Act Fisheries Assistance for Subsistence Users has finally been released.  Please see the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission website (link below) for more information – the application is attached. http://www.psmfc.org/cares-act-the-coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act

There is a deadline (postmarked by 5/21/21 or uploaded by 5pm 5/28/21) and you must certify that you and your family “incurred a negative impact on their ability to access subsistence fishery resources in 2020 that was directly and/or indirectly related to COVID-19.”

Jennifer Hooper
Natural Resources Director
Association of Village Council Presidents
PO Box 219, Bethel, AK 99559
(907) 543-7471

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

Release Date Release Number
March 24, 2021 HQ-21-071
WASHINGTON — In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral
expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help
ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was
finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance
program nationwide.

www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance or FEMA.gov


“At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters,” said Acting FEMA
Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many
people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help
with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate.”

To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states:

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death attributed to COVID-19.
  • If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. FEMA will also consider documentation from other individuals not listed as the applicant and co-applicant who may have incurred funeral expenses as part of the registration for the deceased individual.
  • An applicant may apply for multiple deceased individuals.
  • The COVID-19-related death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
  • This assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.
  • Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation.

In the coming weeks, a dedicated 800 number will be established to help individuals who apply. In the meantime, potential applicants are encouraged to start gathering the following documentation:

  • An official death certificate that attributes the death to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States. The death certificate mush indicate the death “may have been caused by” or “was likely the result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are considered sufficient attribution.
  • Funeral expense documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that include the applicant’s name, the deceased individual’s name, the amount of funeral expenses and dates the funeral expenses were incurred.
  • Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. Funeral assistance may not duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, federal/state/local/tribal/territorial government programs or agencies, or other sources.

For more information about this assistance, visit COVID-19 Funeral Assistance https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance or FEMA.gov
Related Links
Funeral Assistance FAQ https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Check Your Eligibility for New Rent Relief (via AHFC not NVN) AVCP RHA!

– – Note: This program not administered by Napaimute. Must go through AHFC in conjunction with AVCP RHA

(follow instructions below)  The application period closes to new applications at 11:59 pm Alaska time on March 5, 2021

 http://www.ahfc.us/blog/posts/check-your-eligibility-pre-register-alaska-housing-rent-relief

Are you an Alaskan renter struggling to pay rent or utilities? Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) will administer up to $200 million in federal funds to eligible Alaskan renters through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. This new program provides up to 12 months of rent and/or utility relief to eligible Alaskans.

Check Your Eligibility – through AHFC (Alaska Housing Finance Corporation)

  • For direct assistance, call or text “relief” to (833) 440-0420 toll free.

The application period opens on February 16th and you can check your eligibility today. Complete the short questionnaire linked below and if you meet the criteria, you will be invited to pre-register for the application period when it opens for qualifying Alaskans. Even if you’ve received rent relief from AHFC in the past, you can apply for this new program! Click the Link below to check your eligibility & pre-register:

What Happens If You’re Eligible & Pre-Registered

After submitting your application, we encourage you to sign up to receive announcements about the program, and to share information about Alaska Housing Rent Relief with others! 

For More Information

Three forms of COVID-19 and CDC Assistance Remain!

Time running out to apply for COVID-19 Assistance! Three main programs below (Deadline 12/29 – 12/31 actual):

MAIN Application for Assistance: http://napaimute.org/2020/11/13/napaimute-application-for-covid-19-emergency-assistance-now-available-here/

Application for Energy Assistance: http://napaimute.org/2020/11/17/2020-native-village-of-napaimute-covid-energy-assistance-program/

Application for COVID-19 Test Reimbursement: see Napaimute Application COVID-19 CDC Test Reimbursement 2020 below:

Napaimute Application COVID-19 CDC Test Reimbursement 2020 

Please have applications turned in to skellynapaimuteent@gmail.com by 12/29 (in order to process by 12/31)!