June 30, 2021

On June 28, 2021, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Legislature approved a $1,400 direct payment to all Tribal members who were enrolled prior to Feb. 1, 2021. An application will be available Aug. 2, 2021.

Tribal members are encouraged to update their contact information with Tribal Rolls. Find forms and more information at cpn.news/tribalrolls. Due to the high call volume you are encouraged to email them at tribalrolls@potawatomi.org.

Online applications will be completed through the portal, which can be accessed at cpn.news/portal. Those who have previously registered for the portal to access CARES applications, scholarships or Mezodanek can use their login information to access the online ARPA application when it is available. A paper application will also be available.

June 16, 2021

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 as of February 1, 2021 and employment data. 

Additional information and updates will be posted here as they become available.