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Supplemental appropriation to education program passed during HEW

Supplemental appropriation to education program passed during HEW
(MNN File Photo) A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Nov. 6 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Liz Gray/Reporter

Junior Botball program funding passed

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Nov. 6 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the regular session Nov. 21.

HEW addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:

TR 17-146 Authorizing the principal chief to accept and execute a contract with Nihon Kohden for the benefit of the MCN Department of Health Community Hospital. Rep. James Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The contract provides for a $289,417 payment to Nihon Kohndon to provide certain MedSurg Telemetry and operating room monitors.

TR 17-147 Authorizing the execution of a memorandum of understanding between the MCN and Okmulgee County Emergency Management. Rep. Dode Barnett sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The resolution would establish a relationship with OCEM in regards to participation in swift-water rescues within the county.

NCA 17-200 Authorizing the expenditure of funds from the U.S. Department of Education to the MCN Department of Education and Training. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0.

Education and Training is the recipient of the Native Youth Community Project grant.

The purpose of the grant is to help strengthen community partnerships and improve the quality of education of Native student within partnering school districts.

During the committee session language of the amendment was changed from ‘…Interior Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Education Department Grant…’, which passed on the floor 3-0.

NCA 17-201 Appropriating $110,677 to continue the Junior Botball Program to be administered by Education and Training. Barnett sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0 and will be forwarded to the Business, Finance and Justice committee for funding source.

The amendment would appropriate funds necessary to continue the Junior Botball Program for MCN.

NCA 17-202 Authorizing a $2,000 donation to Okemah Public Schools. Reps. Randall Hicks and Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0 and will be forwarded to the BFJ committee for funding source.

OPS requested a donation to assist with the purchase of a sign, which will be used to recognize student accomplishments.

NCA 17-203 Authorizing a $2,000 donation to Midway Public Schools. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0 and will be forwarded to the BFJ committee for funding source.

MPS requested a donation to assist with the purchase of basketball uniforms for their elementary and junior high teams.

NCA 17-204 Authorizing a $2,000 donation to Tulsa Community College. Rep. Robert Hufft sponsored the amendment, which passed 2-1 with Rep. Joyce Deere voting against it and will be forwarded to the BFJ committee for funding source.

TCC requested a donation to assist with the first annual Native American College Achievement Summit.

NCA 17-205 Authorizing the expenditure of funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for MCN Behavioral Health Services. Barnett sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0.

The awarded grant funds will be used by BHS to implement the Integration Initiative (BH21) project.

NCA 17-206 Authorizing a $154,200 supplemental appropriation to the Higher Education Incentive Grants program for the fiscal year 2018 budget. Barnett sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0 and will be forwarded to the BFJ committee for funding source.

The current budget allows approximately 1,385 full-time students to receive Incentive Grant awards.

Higher Education projects 1,606 students will need to be funded for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Rep. Rufus Scott was absent.

 

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