The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has initiated a 24-hour phone line to assist off-reserve First Nations citizens to apply for COVID-19 emergency funding. The funding was approved by the government for citizens from Manitoba that are living in Winnipeg.
A few days ago, the AMC announced it was approved for $340,860. The organization was flooded with over 400 calls, over 920 emails, and received 4,720 online applications. They needed a faster way to communicate and deliver information. The AMC also needed to streamline the application and distribution process for its citizens.
To support this process and assist eligible citizens with the application process, The CommAlert Group created the 24-hour phone line. The line will provide fast and accurate information to callers. It will also act as a method of taking applications for emergency funding for First Nation citizens from Manitoba who live in Winnipeg. Having quick access to up-to-date information, and clear instructions on how to apply, will reduce stress and streamline the process. It will help get the funding to individuals and families who need it during this challenging time.
To learn how to apply for funding, or for more information, read the AMC’s news release: “The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Implements a New Level of Communications for First Nations Citizens.”