PIA launches subsistence impact program


November 18, 2021

The Petersburg Indian Association has started a new program to help tribal households whose subsistence harvests have been impacted by COVID-19.

According to Tribal Administrator Tracy Welch, the subsistence impact program was made possible through funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 which she said was a follow up to the Cares Act passed by the federal government in 2020.

Through the act, Congress designated $30 million for federally recognized tribes in coastal or Great Lakes states. NOAA allocated half of the funds for commercial impacts and the other half for cultur...

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