Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians’ Approve Emergency Funds for Government and Enterprise Employees

FLORENCE, OR – The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians recently announced that the Tribal Council met and voted unanimously to approve Emergency COVID-19 assistance to all qualified current full and part-time employees of the tribal government and all tribal enterprises, which includes Three Rivers Casino Florence and Coos Bay, Ocean Dunes Golf Links, and Blue Earth.

The Tribal Council has determined that it is imperative to provide general welfare assistance on an emergency basis to eligible citizens experiencing financial needs resulting from this national pandemic incurred between Mar. 1, 2020 and Oct. 1, 2021 including, but not limited to, increased costs of living expenses such as food, housing, utilities, medical and other anticipated and unanticipated living expenses and income losses.

“COVID-19 has affected our tribal community much longer than imagined,” said Debbie Bossley, Tribal Council Chair. “Tribal Council recognizes that it has had some devastating effects on many of us. We are honored to have the resources to offer assistance to staff and their families during this difficult time.”

The emergency economic assistance will help eligible citizens who have experienced financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing CARES Act funding in the amount of $1,000 for each approved eligible applicant.