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  • Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes

    Lisa Diethelm, Cronkite News|Updated Jun 12, 2020

    PHOENIX, Ariz.-Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much-or too little- COVID-19 relief funding under a Treasury Department funding formula that is based on "probably not the best numbers," according to the author of a new report. The policy brief from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and the University of Arizona's Native Nations Institute criticized the formula used to allocate the first $4.8 billion of relief to tribes under the Coron...