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Rescue Relief Household Program

Tlingit & Haida's Rescue Relief Household Program is now closed. The program was funded through the American Rescue Plan Act and provided $1,000 per tribal citizen within an eligible U.S. household that had been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was a one-time program to offset some of the expenses households were facing. Please note, this is not a per-capita distribution.

For anyone who submitted enrollment documents for the November 2023 Enrollment Meeting and has not already applied for the Rescue Relief Household Program, to please contact the Rescue Relief Team at 907-463-7711 to see if you are eligible to apply.

We respectfully share that the Rescue Relief Household program is not an emergency-based financial assistance program. If you have submitted a Rescue Relief Household application, please rest assured, our Rescue Relief team is working diligently to process all inquiries and applications in the order received.

Tlingit & Haida understands the needs of our tribal citizens and offers several financial assistance programs (Burial Assistance, Elderly Emergency Assistance, General Assistance, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) to help meet these needs.

To learn more about Tlingit & Haida’s financial assistance programs, please click here. If you would like to apply for any of these services, please complete and return an Application for Services.


Application Period: August 16, 2021 - November 30, 2023.


Funding Amount:

  • $1,000 per tribal citizen within an eligible U.S. household

Who Can Apply:

  • All tribal citizens, regardless of where they reside in the U.S., are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be enrolled with Tlingit & Haida

Online Application: (Program Closed)

Note: Please have your tribal enrollment number and bank account information ready.


Application Assistance:

If you are an Elder or do not have access to the internet, please call 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7711 or 907.463.7711 and our Rescue Relief team will be happy to schedule an appointment for you to complete your application by phone.


Rescue Relief Household Program 1099s

The Rescue Relief Household program is non-taxable as it qualifies as a general welfare exclusion; recipients will not receive a 1099.

For questions on the Rescue Relief Household program, please call 907.463.7711 or email rescuerelief@tlingitandhaida.gov.