Contact

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. CST

Phone: (833) 481-0638

Email: CPNCares@potawatomi.org

Phase One

To review frequently asked questions about phase one, please click here.

COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT ($1,200)

Program Summary
This relief will be available to Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members who have experienced loss of income or other financial hardship resulting from unemployment, furlough or layoff due to COVID-19. They will be eligible for up to $1,200.

Qualification Requirement
To qualify for the $1,200 benefit, tribal members will be required to provide proof that they have been furloughed without pay or unemployed and attest that they have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Benefit: Up to $1,200 per eligible tribal member

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION GRANT FOR TRIBAL OWNED BUSINESSES

Program Summary
This relief will be available to Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member-owned businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption caused by mandatory closures, limited reopening, or decreased customer demand. Businesses will be eligible for up to $5,000. Eligible expenses include rent, mortgage payments, utilities, salaries, retirement plan contributions, group health insurance, costs of debt service which pre-existed March 1, 2020.

Qualification Requirement
To qualify for the $5,000 benefit, tribal members will be required to provide proof that their business has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Benefit: Up to $5,000 per eligible tribal member-owned business

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


Phase Two

COVID-19 STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Program Summary
The COVID-19 Student Assistance Fund will provide eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member parents with a one-time $300 allowance, per eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation dependent, that may be utilized for school clothes, masks and other necessary school supplies needed to respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. To receive this assistance, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members will be required to attest that they and their children have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Qualification Requirement
Eligible Age: 5 to 18; must currently be an enrolled, non-post-secondary student to qualify. Students who are enrolled in non-post-secondary education and outside of this age range may still qualify.

Benefit: $300 per eligible tribal member dependent

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


COVID-19 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Program Summary
The COVID-19 Technology Program is offered to equip all school age Citizen Potawatomi Nation children with technology tools, such as laptops and internet access, that will better enable distance learning necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible applicants would receive a one-time $400 allowance per eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation dependent. To receive this assistance, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members will be required to attest that their child’s or children’s learning opportunities have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Qualification Requirement
Eligible Age: 5 to 18; must currently be an enrolled, non-post-secondary student to qualify. Students who are enrolled in non-post-secondary education and outside of this age range may still qualify.

Benefit: $400 per eligible tribal member

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


COVID-19 ACT/SAT ONLINE WORKSHOP

Program Summary
The COVID-19 ACT/SAT Online Workshop Program will provide eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members with the opportunity to receive a $40, one-time reimbursement payment for ACT/SAT online prep fees. Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members will be required to attest that they have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to receive this assistance.

Qualification Requirement
Eligible Age: 14 to 18

Benefit: One-time $40 reimbursement payment for ACT/SAT online prep fees

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


COVID-19 POST-SECONDARY TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

Program Summary
The COVID-19 Post-Secondary Student Support Fund will provide eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members with a one-time $1,150 support grant that may be utilized for costs related to housing insecurity and overcrowding, online fees, extra travel costs, lost wages, professional consulting, tutoring and technology expenses due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The program is structured to award $400 tied to technology and $750 tied to the remaining hardship categories. Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members will be required to attest that they have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to receive this assistance.

Qualification Requirement
Citizen Potawatomi Nation students who are enrolled full-time at any accredited college or vocational program for the 2020 summer or fall semester are eligible to apply for this program. Full-time will be considered as twelve (12) or more credits for undergraduate students or nine (9) or more for graduate students; students attending institutions that use other thresholds for full-time status must provide proof from their registrar. High School concurrent, incarcerated, and non-U.S. enrollees are not eligible for this program.

Benefit: $1,150 per eligible tribal member ($400 technology; $750 student support)

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


COVID-19 DISABILITY FOOD SECURITY

Program Summary
The COVID-19 Disability Food Security Program will provide eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members with the opportunity to receive a $200 monthly grocery allowance. Applicants may submit an application in order to receive a $200 monthly grocery allowance for the month in which they apply and for every subsequent month thereafter for which they will require food assistance through December 2020.

Qualification Requirement
Applicants will be required to provide proof of enrollment in the Social Security Disability Insurance Program and attest that they have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to receive this assistance.

Eligible Age: 18 to 64

Benefit: $200 per eligible tribal member per month through December 2020

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


COVID-19 ELDER FOOD SECURITY

Program Summary
The COVID-19 Elder Food Security Program will provide eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members with the opportunity to receive a $200 monthly grocery allowance. Applicants may submit an application in order to receive a $200 monthly grocery allowance for the month in which they apply and for every subsequent month thereafter for which they will require food assistance, through December 2020. Applicants will be required to attest that they have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to receive this assistance.

Qualification Requirement

Eligible Age: 65+

Benefit: $200 per eligible tribal member per month through December 2020

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


COVID-19 ELDER HOUSING ASSISTANCE RELIEF PROGRAM

Program Summary
The COVID-19 Elder Housing Relief Program will provide eligible Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members, not living in Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Housing, with monthly housing assistance payments of $500 for three months.

All applicants must document a loss of income due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, unaddressed by other forms of assistance. For elders seeking rental assistance, applicants must provide documentation of their existing lease and contact information for their landlord. For elders seeking mortgage assistance, applicants must provide documentation of their mortgage, proof that they are presently behind, and contact information for their mortgage lender.

Allowances will be issued for the month following the application plus two additional months. For example, an application filed in September would result in assistance payments for October, November and December. This program is limited to one elder payment per household, per month in which one or more tribal members eligible for this assistance reside. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or mortgage lender.

Qualification Requirement
To receive this assistance, tribal members must document a loss of income due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, proof of a valid lease/outstanding mortgage, contact information for landlord/lender, and for those seeking mortgage assistance, proof that the applicant is presently behind in payments

Eligible Age: 65+

Benefit: $500 per eligible tribal member household per month for three months

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
COVID-19 Relief Team
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801


Citizen Potawatomi Housing

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Program Summary
To provide emergency rental assistance to federally recognized Native Americans within the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s service area who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a temporary program funded with the CARES Act of 2020 and will terminate on the depletion of funds.

Qualification Requirement
Payment of back rent must provide relief from eviction and not used as a payback to an already evicted tenant. If eviction is inevitable the assistance will not be granted, and otherwise eligible applicants will be directed to the CPN’s Workforce Program. Applicant must demonstrate that the reason for assistance is for non-payment of rent due to the loss of income from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Benefit: Eligible households will receive up to three months of rental assistance not to exceed $3,000.00.

Please mail completed applications to:
COVID-19 Assistance
Attention:
CPN Housing Department
1601 Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801