FORT HALL — Former Fort Hall Business Council Chairman Tino Batt is now Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Health and Human Services Administrative Officer after resigning from the Fort Hall Business Council June 18.
The FHBC accepted his resignation, declared a vacancy on the tribal council therefore four candidates will advance from the Tribes Primary Election to run against incumbents Kevin Callahan and Edison Darrell Dixey.
Vice Chairman Kevin Callahan is serving as Acting Chairman until further notice according to Tribal Public Affairs.
Submitted by YVETTE TUELL
Office of Public Affairs
FORT HALL — The Tribes have recently received an additional $7.9 million from the US Treasury for COVID-19 Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), on top of the $13.7 million received earlier, for a total of $21.6 million.
The U.S. Treasury issued CRF funds in two different payments, with the first 60% issued in May and the second payment received on June 15. The funding is provided to tribes to assist in relief assistance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State of Idaho also has CRF funding available for tribes, and the Tribes did apply for the $200,000 that was allocated by Congress to the Tribes. The State has received the application but it unclear when payment will be distributed to the Tribes.