Text: S.3622 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 3622

    To waive the cost share requirement for Indian Tribes receiving 
   disaster assistance relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 6, 2020

Mr. Heinrich (for himself, Mr. Udall, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. 
 Blumenthal, and Mr. Sanders) introduced the following bill; which was 
   read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
                          Governmental Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
    To waive the cost share requirement for Indian Tribes receiving 
   disaster assistance relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Indian Tribal Government Coronavirus 
(COVID-19) Disaster Assistance Cost Share Relief Act''.

SEC. 2. DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
including any agreement, the Federal share of assistance, including 
direct Federal assistance, provided to an Indian tribal government in 
connection with COVID-19 under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) shall be 100 
percent of the eligible costs under such Act, regardless of whether the 
Indian tribal government was the recipient or subrecipient of the 
assistance.
    (b) Applicability.--The Federal share provided by subsection (a) 
shall apply to disaster assistance described in subsection (a) applied 
for before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act, regardless 
of whether the application deadline for the assistance has passed.
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