Date of Publication: September 19, 2023
Responsible Entity: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Address: 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, Kansas 66509
Phone: (785) 966-3942
On or after October 5, 2023 the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs for the release of Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program Grant funds authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended [42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.]; sec. 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act [42 U.S.C. 3535 (d)]; and the program regulations in 24 CFR 1003, and 24 CFR Part 58 to undertake the following project: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Social Services Building Addition Public Facilities and Improvements Project, Grant #22GC2028540 in the amount of $2,000,000.
Project Location: 11400 158th Road, Mayetta, Kansas 66509
Project Description: The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) public facility improvement project will consist of a 4,000 square foot building addition to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Social Services Department, located in the east wing of the Prairie Band Health and Wellness Center on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the PBPN Tribal Grant Manager’s office (16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS) and the PBPN Planning and Environmental Protection Department (15498 K Road, Mayetta, KS) and may be examined or copied weekdays, 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the PBPN Planning and Environmental Protection Department, Environmental Manager. All comments received by October 5, 2023 will be considered by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation certifies to HUD that Joseph Rupnick in his capacity as Tribal Council Chairman consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation approved by HUD; (b) the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (25 CFR part 58) and shall be addressed to Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs at 301 N.W. 6th Street, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Potential Objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Joseph Rupnick, Tribal Council Chairman