ARPA Programs

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Announces ARPA Second Plan

Address Verification Required for All Participants Prior to Second Disbursement Payments

Published March 23, 2022

Durant, Okla. – The second round of funding for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal members has been announced today. The Economic Impact Recovery for Adults and Dependents funds are part of a possible two-year distribution program for tribal members.

Choctaw Tribal members have until June 30, 2022 to apply for Year 1 ARPA – Economic Impact Recovery funds.

Year 2 funds will be available only after address verification by participants is completed on the Chahta Achvffa member portal. The address verification portal will be open from July 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2022.

More information and details on mailing address verification can be found within our COVID-19 Relief programs.

The initial distribution criteria of ARPA funding was developed after receiving guidance from the U.S. Treasury on acceptable distributions for the COVID-19 relief program.  

“Our elders and those Choctaw families with children were our priorities,” said Chief Gary Batton.

“The plan centers around taking care of our elders and is available to all Choctaw tribal members living anywhere in the U.S. who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope these dollars assist you during these difficult and trying times,” Batton said.

About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is a federally recognized tribe whose service territory covers approximately 11,000 square miles in southeastern Oklahoma. The Nation is comprised of over 200,000 members worldwide and is the third-largest tribe in the United States. The Choctaw Nation is led by the vision and guidance of Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., and 12 Tribal Council members. The Choctaw Nation plays a significant role in the growth of Indian Country and all of southeastern Oklahoma.

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