The Citizen Potawatomi Nation received $170 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act from the U.S. Treasury. At this time U.S. Treasury has provided interim rules, with plans to finalize the guidance in July 2021.

“These funds represent a historic federal investment in Indian Country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett. “We have an opportunity to meet some of the needs of our Tribal members and invest in the future of our Tribe in order to impact the lives of future generations of Citizen Potawatomi.”

The American Rescue Plan Act, or “ARPA,” provided a $20 billion set aside for tribal governments under the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund or (“FRF”). Treasury determined the allocation of funds using a formula that is based on tribal enrollment and employment data. 

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