The Senate is very happy to announce that the Tribe will be distributing a second round of Fisheries Relief funds on August 4th. These are funds that the U.S. Congress appropriated to help offset the negative effects COVID-19 has had on the fishing industry.
Because fishing is so central to who we are as a people and affects everyone in our community, every adult tribal member over the age of 18 will receive a distribution.
All members over age 18 as of June 15, 2022 will receive one of the following amounts:
- Commercial fisherman with documented loss will receive an amount in accordance with formulas that have been approved by the federal granting agency, or
- Members who do not qualify for commercial revenue loss will receive a C&S Distribution for $287.67.
Members are only eligible for one of the two amounts identified above.
TO PICK UP YOUR CHECK
There is a drive-thru distribution TODAY, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Smokehouse. PLEASE ENTER AT THE CANOE SHED OFF SNEE OOSH RD. Elders go first at 10 a.m., all other members at 11 a.m.
If you are not able to attend the distribution August 4, checks will be available for pick up at the new Swinomish Administration Building starting Monday, August 8 at 9 a.m. Any checks not picked up by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 will be mailed to the address on file with Accounting.
SWINOMISH HOUSING REPAIR SURVEY
The Swinomish Housing Division and Housing Authority are seeking funding from several sources to address the deferred maintenance needs of Swinomish member homeowners and renters who live on the reservation. We are asking for your assistance by taking this nine-question survey. Take me to the survey!
SWINOMISH VACCINATION INCENTIVE
>>> ONLINE APPLICATION FOR TRIBAL MEMBERS
Applications for the $100 booster shot incentive will be accepted through December 21, 2022. Applications for the $400 full vaccination incentive are no longer accepted as of November 18, 2022.
RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING
July 26, 2022 – Six swimming beaches are OPEN for water contact activities. Next sample: August 2, 2022.
SHELLFISH PSP MONITORING AT LONE TREE POINT
August 8, 2022 – NO TRACE DETECTED in butter clam sample