March glitch print undergraduate applications

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WINDOW ROCK

The Navajo Nation’s Office of the Comptroller took hasty action to address a shortage of paper requests for COVID-19 hardship assistance funds this week, and on Wednesday morning, Chapters contacted by The Times said that they were able to serve most of the elderly and disabled. who wanted to apply.

Many alumni who lined up to collect their nominations on Monday morning were unlucky as chapters told them they were running out of nominations. Controller Pearline Kirk announced last week that people with disabilities and those over the age of 65 could get a head start on handing out $ 1,500 to every adult Navajo enrolled by picking up a paper application in their section at from Monday.

However, according to chapter staff around the Navajo Nation, each chapter only received 20 to 50 hard copies.

“I gave ours in about two minutes,” said Aaron Atcitty, Crownpoint Section Community Services Coordinator, adding that a horde of angry elders were still hanging out outside the Chapter Hall, “we calling all the names of the book ”.

A press release from Kirk’s office said the office had sent an order for 200,000 requests to the printer, but only 3,000 arrived over the weekend. On Wednesday, 48,000 additional paper applications were distributed and 152,000 more are expected today, according to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon.

All registered Navajo, adults and minors (who will be eligible for $ 500), will be able to apply for the funds through a portal on the controller’s webpage, nnooc.org, starting Monday. Kirk Wednesday urged people to use the portal unless they absolutely cannot, in which case they can use the hard copy.

The online application will require the applicant’s census number and for them to check a box indicating that they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

At present, there are not enough funds for the registered 300,000 Diné and more to receive the targeted amount, but funds from other programs that are not able to spend their allowances under the law on aid, relief and economic security for the coronavirus before the December 30 deadline will be. be funneled into the contingency fund, and Kirk said she expects most or all applicants to get their money. The press release also said that the application process would not be on a first come, first served basis, but that all applications would be considered the same.

His office did not return a phone call or email at press time asking when candidates would receive their checks.

Below is a list of other places the public can pick up paper applications:

• Navajo Division of Transportation, Tse Bonito, New Mexico
• Navajo Division of General Services, Administration Building 1, Window Rock, Arizona
• Navajo Nation Veterans Agency Office, Chinle, Arizona
• Navajo Nation Veterans Agency Office, Shiprock, New Mexico
• Navajo Nation Veterans Agency Office, Tuba City, Arizona
• Navajo Nation Veterans Agency Office, Crownpoint, New Mexico
• Navajo Nation Veterans Agency Office, Window Rock, Arizona
• Navajo Economic Development Division, Main Office, St. Michaels, Arizona
• Navajo Nation Regional Business Development Office, Church Rock, New Mexico
• Navajo Nation Regional Business Development Office, Tuba City, Arizona
• Navajo Nation Regional Business Development Office, Shiprock, New Mexico
• Navajo Nation Regional Business Development Office, Chinle, Arizona
• Navajo Nation Regional Business Development Office, Dill, Utah
• Lake Powell Tribal Park, Page, Arizona
• Four Corners Monument, Teec Nos Pos, Arizona
• Cottonwood Campground, Chinle, Arizona
• Navajo Welcome Center, Ojato, Utah

Information: Visit www.nnooc.org/CARESHelp.html or send an email to [email protected]


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