Services & Programs

The Shawnee Tribe organizes its programs and projects into departments, with similar types of activities grouped together. Department directors report to the Tribal Administrator (who reports directly and regularly to the Chief and the Business Council).

Department directors are responsible for general oversight of their departments. Oversight includes summary reporting of department activities at monthly Business Council meetings, review and approval of check requisitions, and department book keeping and procurement activities. Oversight also includes ensuring that department activities comply with all the pertinent tribal, agency, and federal regulations that govern department funding – this includes reporting, financial, and deliverable (grant performance or activity) requirements for all the programs and projects in the department.

Program and project managers report to department directors and are responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the activities associated with that program or project. The Shawnee Tribe’s small staff are assigned to departments and programs (and to projects within programs) on the basis of experience and expertise. Thus, staff can have multiple, overlapping department director and program/project manager positions – which works very well. Because of the overlap, staff are cross-trained and can all do the different things that the various programs require. The result is a well-integrated infrastructure that works to the ultimate benefit of the Tribe and its members.

LIHEAP Program

LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP provides financial assistance to help very low income households pay for the costs of heating and cooling their homes.



NAHASDA is the acronym for the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act, the federal legislation that provides for housing funds to Indian tribes and for the regulation of how those funds are spent. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides our NAHASDA funding. The Tribe’s grant representatives from HUD’s Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs (SPONAP) in Oklahoma City oversee the Tribe’s performance and offer technical support.


CCDF Programs

Our goal is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality for child care in the Shawnee Tribe service area. The Shawnee Tribe service area is a 100-mile radius from the Tribal Complex in Miami, Oklahoma.


PSSF Program

The Preserving Safe and Stable Families Program is intended to enable States to develop and establish, or expand, and to operate coordinated programs of community-based family support services, family preservation services, time-limited family reunification services, and adoption promotion and support services



The year 2020 was declared an emergency for the Shawnee Language. The Shawnee Language Immersion Project and the Decade of Shawnee Language begun to be structured and now we offer Language Class in three communitees in Oklahoma and we’re hoping to expand on that soon. Find out where as well as take some online classes following the button below to our dedicated Langauge website.


Vehicle Tags

Tag Office Hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm and offers personalized tags, tags for motor vehicles, motor cycles, RV, and Veteran’s. A DD214 is required to qualify for a Veteran’s Tag. We request that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the close of office. Click the button below for details of exactly what you need.



The Shawnee Tribe Environment and Natural Resources Department was established in 2002 with the award of its first GAP grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently Rosanna Dobbs is the Department’s Director. Over the past 12 years the tribe has focused on environmental education through numerous outreach projects. The mission of the department is to understand, protect, manage, and restore the natural environment of the Tribe and its members, with an abiding respect for the Shawnee traditional culture.