Erin Shanley, Contributing Attorney
The U.S. Department of Treasury extended the deadline for Tribal Governments to complete their submissions for the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) from October 31, 2022, to January 31, 2023.
Under the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund, Congress set aside $500 million for the Department of Treasury to provide to eligible Tribal governments across fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Tribal governments have broad discretion on how these funds are used as long as the use is for any governmental purpose except lobbying. “Governmental Purpose” includes spending on Tribal programs, services, and capital expenditures that are traditionally undertaken by a government. Investing in activities undertaken by Tribal enterprises that are owned or controlled by a Tribal government is also a permissible use of the funding.
To receive funding, Tribes may request payment of their allocation through the web-based Treasury Submission Portal located on the Department of Treasury website here.
Tribes will be required to complete payment information, sign program terms and conditions, and submit a certification related to the Tribe’s economic conditions. Tribal governments may submit any questions about the application to LATCF@treasury.gov.
Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes, tribal entities, and individual Indians across the United States. Our mission is to support and advance the sovereignty, self-sufficiency, and self-governance of our tribal clients. To learn more about how we can assist your tribe, contact Erin Shanley in our Midwest office at (619) 818-0430.