On May 27, Tribal legislators gathered for their May meeting. All legislators were in attendance except for District 1, which remains open until the runoff election in August.
The first two items of business included approving minutes for the Feb. 25 legislative meeting and the April 1 electronic legislative meeting. Once approved, legislators moved on to resolutions supporting funding for various grant and capital project plans.
Legislators accepted funding for the Tribe’s sanitation facilities construction program through the U.S. Indian Health Service by resolution, before authorizing an application for funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Community Services Block Grant program. They also passed resolutions supporting the Nation’s application for the Low Income Home and Energy Assistance Program, Indian Health Services funds for the Special Diabetes Program as well as a U.S. Department of Justice 2021 Office for Victims of Crime Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula program. Legislators then authorized a final resolution supporting CPN’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program.
Legislators entered into an executive session before finally reconvening to support a resolution that enrolled 408 new applicants into the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.