May 4, 2020

COVID pandemic more than a health concern

As Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crises poses a threat to more than just the health of Tribal members and CPN employees. Tribes, and the states and regions benefiting from tribal development, must endure the threat to economic activity as well.
June 3, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Fund formed to help Tribal citizens and businesses

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation has set aside funding received from U.S. Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act to support Tribal citizens and Tribal-owned businesses.
August 5, 2020

More than 65 percent of CPN CARES Act distribution allotted for Tribal member programs

The CPN Tribal Legislature passed a resolution to expand funding access to members nationwide who have been impacted by the economic fallout due to the coronavirus.
August 11, 2020

Tribal Legislature allocates majority of CARES Act funds for direct Tribal member support

Eligible Tribal members can request money for expenses such as rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, car payments, insurance premiums and more.
August 27, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: August 2020

Two CPN staff members join this episode to discuss critical resources their departments offer, including CARES Act funding. We also hear from artists who cultivated a unique art exhibit that brings 12 Citizen Potawatomi and Anishnabe artists together for a spark of beauty during a pandemic.
October 2, 2020

New, expanded Coronavirus Relief Program provides greater assistance opportunities to Tribal citizens and businesses

The CPN legislature voted in September to expand CARES Act programs. Phase III of the program includes new assistance for Tribal citizens as well as updates to previous programs. New programs in Phase III include a program to help off set increased expenses due to COVID-19 and a foreclosure and eviction program.
November 2, 2020

Tribal members CARES Act funds expire Dec. 30, 2020

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.
November 16, 2020

Strict CARES Act fund disbursement guidelines remain confusing for Indian Country

Under guidance issued by the Treasury in June, state, local and tribal governments are allowed to use CARES Act money to provide direct cash assistance to their constituents. However, the disbursal of the funds requires documentation directly related to COVID-created needs, such as increased internet bandwidth to support teleworking or distance learning.
December 3, 2020

USDA offers assistance program for farmers and ranchers, deadline Dec. 11, 2020

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides eligible producers with direct financial assistance due to market disruptions and associated costs because of the pandemic.