25 May COVID-19 VACCINATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law in March of 2021, has implemented a section of useful ways to distribute monies in the response and the recovery of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the enumerated eligible uses include a vaccination incentive program.
The Fort Peck Tribes is encouraging, and has encouraged members of the community who are able, to get vaccinated. The Fort Peck Tribes also believes in the CDC recommendation of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. There are many benefits of getting vaccinated including the right to choose from three recommended and approved vaccines, and booster shots.
The CDC website has provided data on how beneficial the vaccine is and why you should consider getting the vaccine. More beneficial information the CDC recommends that you know:
- Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can lower your risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines can also help prevent serious illness and death.
- All steps have been taken to ensure that vaccines are safe and effective for people ages 5 years and older.
- If you already had COVID-19, you should still get a COVID-19 vaccine for added protection.
- When you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccination, you can resume many activities with proper precautions (e.g., mask wearing in indoor public spaces).
You can learn more by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
The Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board has passed a resolution, which has approved of a vaccine incentive in the amount of $500 for all fully vaccinated tribal members ages 5 and up. In order to be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received both shots of Moderna, Pfizer, or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson. A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all doses of the preferred vaccine. If you have already received an incentive from any other entity, or organization you are NOT eligible to receive this one, meaning if you have received any type of incentive or stipend for being vaccinated from any other entity you are not allowed to receive this one. The sole purpose of this program is to encourage members of the community to get vaccinated to slow the spread, and to get vaccinated sooner than they otherwise would have.
- A copy of your vaccination card, copy of minors vaccination card
- Please provide your enrollment number, or a copy of your tribal I.D or CIB.
- A completed application (an incomplete application may delay the process of your incentive)
- If applying for a minor, please include documentation that you are the legal guardian allowed to receive financial assistance for that minor. If not included, application will not be reviewed.
Complete applications will be available to download and fill out on the Fort Peck Tribes website (fortpecktribes.org), or available at the administration building located at 501 Medicine Bear Rd. Applications submitted by mail should be remitted to: Fort Peck Tribes, ATTN: Vaccination Incentive Program, P.O Box 1027 Poplar, MT 59255. There will also be a drop box at the front of the administration building that is checked daily. Applications will also be distributed to designated places in surrounding areas. If you wish to submit by e-mail please submit to: email@example.com.
For questions please contact,
Samantha Youngman 406-768-2466 firstname.lastname@example.org
Imani Bighorn 701-651-7721 email@example.com
Riley MacDonald 406-768-2323 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please understand that the ARPA program will be working continuously to get all information verified, so the approval process may take up to 2-4 weeks once submitted. If more information is required to approve of your application, we will contact you through the phone number you listed on your application. Refrain from submitting an application twice, unless informed by the ARPA program. Please note that the unauthorized use of an official government seal is a crime, any suspicious vaccination cards will be sent to the FBI for further investigation. Checks will be distributed through mail for the health and safety of our workers (Absolutely no checks are to be picked up), so please use an address that benefits you. Checks for minors will be made out to the legal guardian. For questions, you may call Samantha Youngman 406-768-2466, or Imani Bighorn and Riley MacDonald 406-768-2323. PLEASE DO NOT CALL AT ANY TIME TO FIND OUT THE STATUS OF YOUR INCENTIVE, AS IT CREATES DELAYS IN THE APPROVAL PROCESS, AND WILL DELAY THE STATUS OF YOUR INCENTIVE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR ENROLLMENT NUMBER, PLEASE SAY SO AND WE WILL FIND IT FOR YOU.
CLICK HERE FOR THE 18 YEARS and OLDER APPLICATION (Printable Version)
Vaccine Incentive Application
CLICK HERE FOR THE 6 months-17 YEARS OLD ONLINE APPLICATION (Printable Version)
Vaccine Incentive Application
CLICK HERE FOR THE 18 YEARS and OLDER ONLINE APPLICATION (Electronic Version)
Vaccine Incentive Online Application