The Cheyenne and Arapaho Planning Department ensures that the tribes prioritization list, regarding current and future construction projects, infrastructure and other tribal expansion, is carried out from start to finish. The program also works cooperatively with the Tribes Executive Office, Legislature, Department of Administration Office, Economic Development, Tribal Transportation Program, Environmental Protection Agency Program, and Land Management Program to assure progress for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
The Planning and Development Program is comprised of three components; Research, Grant Writing, and Tribal Expansion and Construction.
The tribal planner is responsible for researching and compiling documents that serve as valuable guidance tools in the planning process, grant writing, and economic development projects vital for the tribe’s future. These documents include Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), Land Use Plan, Base Study, and Comprehensive Plan.
Grant Writing Component:
The P&D Program staffs also include a Grant Writer and Grant Research Specialist whose responsibilities are to research and identify funding opportunities for the purpose of securing grants specifically related to tribal government services and any program improvements. In addition, these specialists secure funding sources to support existing and planned program activities, while organizing the creation, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities to enhance the development, redevelopment, and growth of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
The Tribal Expansion/Construction component is responsible for construction projects to help develop a tribal community that offers the necessary facilities and supporting infrastructure for the Tribes programs and services. These projects can include health and wellness, head start, childcare, substance abuse, or water, sewer, and gas infrastructure.