Navajo Nation Council approves coronavirus $93 million immediate expenditure response package, but package not yet finalized
The Navajo Nation Council approved an emergency spending package on June 19, but Navajo President Nez said Thursday that he has not received the package yet, which requires his signature. The $93 million will be distributed from the $600 million in federal CARES ACT funds that the Navajo Nation received on May 6.
Below are the two statements of the Navajo Nation Council and Navajo President
By NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL
Office of the Speaker
June 24, 2020
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Responding to public input, information shared in Naabik'íyáti' Committee work sessions and discussions with programs and local leaders, the 24th Navajo Nation Council approved a $93 million coronavirus (COVID-19) immediate expenditure response package on Friday.
The COVID-19 response package will utilize a portion of the more than $600 million received by the Navajo Nation since May 6 from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act relief funding.