Citizen Potawatomi Nation is urging Tribal members 18 and older to apply for the Tribal CARES Act programs before Dec. 30, 2020. All Tribal members 18 and older are eligible to apply, regardless of location.

“More than 65 percent of the $62 million we’ve received from the federal government is dedicated to Tribal members in need during these trying times,” said Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett. “Because we’re prohibited from distributing the funds received from the CARES Act as per capita payments, we encourage all CPN citizens to apply for these special programs as soon as possible.”

Tribal officials have decided to double the maximum amount for several programs, including the student assistance program, the technology program, post-secondary assessment grant, the post-secondary technology and student support program, the elder housing assistance relief program, the foreclosure and eviction prevention program and the related expenses program.

Applicants for the elder food security and disability food security programs will receive payments for March through December, regardless of what month they apply.

Tribal members who have not applied for these programs must do so before Dec. 30, 2010.

Applicants who have previously applied for any of these programs do not need to submit new applications to receive the increases. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

For more information on these programs, please see the insert included in this Hownikan or visit