Transportation

Click here to view The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma's Transportation 20 Year Plan.


Vision Statement

To provide the safest, most economical and effective transportation network for the people, commerce and communities of the Nation and Seminole County.  The Seminole Nation Transportation Department strives to be an innovative and responsive leader in the transportation field.  We are a catalyst in meeting the transportation needs of our tribal members, their neighbors, local businesses and industry in the safest, most proficient manner possible.  The Department will plan and program roadway systems for the Seminole Nation to provide better roads throughout the Nation.


Mission Statement

The mission is to promote Seminole Nation and the County as a unique and distinctive place with a high quality of life and safe roads for our members.  The Department sets goals and makes policies related to coordinating the planning and development of roads for maximum flexibility in the use of construction dollars.  The Nation’s Transportation Department works cooperatively with all jurisdictions to plan and program improvements for safe roads and bridges to ensure a good road system.  The Department improves on what exists, listens to its Nation and tribal members, and is fiscally and financially responsible.

 


Mekusukey Mission Water Plan

The purpose of this study is to develop Stormwater Management recommendations for the Seminole Nation by implementing plans for development of land at the Mekusukey Mission Grounds.

The study site is located approximately two miles south and two miles west of the City of Seminole, north of SH 59, specifically in Sections 5 and 6 of T8N, R6E.

Hydro Appendix

Hydro Report

Hydro Figures

'12 Traffic Study

 


Map 21

 

MAP-21 stands for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century. It is a multi-year transportation authorization bill that was signed into law on July 6, 2012. It focuses on infrastructure and the rules and regulations for the entire country.  It was created to provide funds, transform policy for investments in the transportation infrastructure and to streamline multiple programs.

 

Within the bill, there are sections which refer to tribal lands involving both transportation and transit programs. These tribal sections can be found when reading the PDFs regarding MAP-21 by searching for the word “tribal” within the document. The PDFs provided are both the full legislation and a summary version of MAP-21.

MAP 21 Signed

HR4348 Summary

 


Construction in Progress Gallery:

Snake Creek Environmental Assessment Download Below

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The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Request for Qualifications.

 

CLICK THE LINK ABOVE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

 

Public Transit

SEMINOLE NATION PUBLIC TRANSIT

 Mission Statement

The Mission of the Seminole Nation Public Transit is to provide safe, reliable transportation to all citizens of Seminole County. We dedicate ourselves to serve with a pleasant attitude consistent with our stewardship of the Nation’s trust and resources.

 Vision Statement

The vision of the Seminole Nation Public Transit is to continue to assist the citizens of Seminole County with access to Employment, HealthCare, Nutrition and Education. We strive to be recognized as a primary contributor to the quality of life and happiness of our passengers, our tribal people and our employees.


 Profile

 The Seminole Nation Public Transit has been operating in Seminole County since 2007. This service is a demand response service available to the general public.  The Public Transit staff strives to:

1)         Provide excellent customer service by transporting customers promptly and safely to their destinations.

2)         Provide courteous, friendly service as we schedule your ride over the phone.  

 Seminole Nation Public Transit receives Administration, Operating and Capital funding under the Section 5311c Rural Public Transportation Program from Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

As a Direct Recipientof Federal Funding, Seminole Nation Public Transit must be in compliance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA), U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).


Hours of operation, routes and fares are subject to change. Please contact the Transit Dispatch for up-to-date information regarding services and fees.


PUBLIC TRANSIT OPERATING SCHEDULE

Public Transit Service hours are:

Weekdays:  6:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Weekends & Holidays:  None

 

Dispatch Office hours are:

Weekdays:  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays:  None

Seminole Nation Public Transit Office hours are:

Weekdays:  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays:  None

 


FARE SCHEDULE

Public fare (one way)

30-Day Pass (Unlimited rides)

Thirty business days are counted from the date of purchase.

$   1.00

$ 20.00

 

Seniors 55 and older

Disability (Documentation required)

Rides to Seminole Nation Programs Offices

Free

Free

Free


 HOW TO SCHEDULE A RIDE

  • Call the Dispatch office - 24 hours in advance and before 3 PM.  We encourage you to call 2-3 days ahead of your appointment as we book quickly.

          1.844.774.6200                       405.234.5212              405.716.6200

  • After 3 PM:
    • Please leave a message with your name and phone number.  The Dispatcher will return your call to confirm your ride.
    • Messages left for next day pick-ups will not be scheduled.
    • If you need to cancel your ride for the following day, leave a message.
  • Rides are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Requests for same day service or same day modifications to scheduled rides are not allowed.

NO SHOW POLICY & CANCELLATIONS

A cancellation is when a passenger calls the Transit Dispatcher 2 hours BEFORE the pick-up time.  If you get voice mail, leave a message. If no cancellation notice is given and a passenger does not show at the pick-up location, this is considered a NO SHOW.  If a passenger establishes a pattern or practice of missing scheduled trips, he or she may be suspended from services.


 SNPT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

If you have any concerns or comments about the Public Transit program, please contact Director-Rachel Dinwiddie, Administrative Assistant- Mariah Parker, 405.234.5213 or Dispatcher- Josie Fields


ABOUT US

The Seminole Nation Public Transit has been operating in Seminole County since 2007. This service is a demand response service available to the general public.  The Public Transit staff strives to provide excellent customer service by transporting customers promptly and safely to their destinations.  Call the Public Transit Dispatcher to make your request from 8 AM – 3 PM, Mon-Fri except on holidays.  Same day requests are not permitted, a 24 hour notice is required for all ride requests:

         (405) 716-6200             (405) 234-5212              1-844-774-6200

Leave a message on voicemail as the Dispatcher may be with another caller. 

Office hours are 8 AM – 5 PM, Mon-Fri except on holidays


 Updated on 7/22/2016


Indian Child Welfare

Parents are expected to provide a minimum standard of care for their children. When parents fail to meet this standard, through abuse or neglect, the court may become involved.

In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 USC § 1901 et seq., which provides a legal basis for protection and services for Indian families and children. The ICWA establishes provisions for placement of such children.


Indian Child Welfare (ICW)

When state courts become involved with families and children are removed from their parent(s)’s care, the Tribe is notified. A child must be an “Indian child” - a child must be under 18 years of age, a member of the Tribe, or eligible for membership and the biological child or a member.

ICW attends court hearings, advocates for Indian children, verifies tribal enrollment, assists with services to the parents and assist with the placement of children.


Promoting Safe & Stable Families (PSSF)

Formerly called Family Preservation and Support, PSSF promotes to enhance family strengths. Services are designed to help families at risk and/or to keep the family together. Client support is also available to ICW clients only to help facilitate reunification.


Foster Home Recruitment

The Seminole Nation maintains a State/Tribal foster care agreement with the Department of Human Services. Persons who are Seminole tribal citizens and reside in the State of Oklahoma; or citizens of a federally recognized tribe and resides in Seminole County may apply to be a foster home for the Seminole Nation.

For information about the Indian Child Welfare Program, call 405-257-9038. The office is located in the Older American Program (OAP) building. The entrance is at the NW corner of the building.

Head Start

The Seminole Nation Head Start/Early Head Start Program is a comprehensive program for low-income children and their families. Our program is funded to serve 123 Head Start children, 50 Early Head Start infant and toddlers, and 8 pregnant mothers. At least 10% of our enrollment opportunities are made available to children with disabilities. We serve 6 weeks to 5-year-old children at designated centers. Head Start receives 80% of the cost of the project budget from the federal Department of Health and Human Services and the remaining 20% (called non-federal share or in-kind) is generated locally from the grantee, parents, communities and organizations.


Seminole Nation Head Start/Early Head Start Mission Statement

Our priority as the Seminole Nation Head Start/Early Head Start Program is to provide a safe, loving, family-focused environment that supports a positive atmosphere and offers children the opportunities to explore, learn, and prepare for school-readiness.


Seminole Nation Head Start/Early Head Start Philosophy

Seminole Head Start/Early Head Start dedicates itself to providing a comprehensive child development program for eligible children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.  The program is designed to meet each child’s educational, emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs enabling him/her ability to learn and succeed.

The Head Start Program believes in the direct involvement of parents, guardians, and community volunteers as an integral part of the program. They give their time as well as donations of goods and cash.  This experience is beneficial to the program, the children, the families, and the volunteer.


 

Seminole Nation Head Start Annual Report

Seminole Nation Head Start has provided a comprehensive annual report for the public. Please click the link below to see this report which includes student progress, proposed budget, and kindergarten readiness information.

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Judgement Fund

General  Information

On September 12, 1990 the General Council approved a plan for use of the Judgment Fund Award. This plan, identified as the Usage Plan, states the monies shall be used to establish tribal programs and services for the people. (Title 18-A of the Code of Laws, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma).

It is the General Council's responsibility to develop an annual budget for funding all programs and services. It should be noted that the principle amount cannot fall below $35 million unless approved by two-thirds of qualified voters in a referendum election.

What types of Judgment Fund programs are available?

Established  Date

Programs

May 15, 1991

Burial Assistance

July 01, 1991

Elderly Assistance

August 15, 1991

School Clothing Assistance

September 01, 1991

Higher Ed/Vocational Scholarship Act

(Vocational Training & Advanced Degree / Post Graduate

Continuing Education Portion – (Suspended)

Undergraduate Degree Scholarship  - Available

January 01, 1993

Household Economic Assistance Program (Suspended)

The Seminole Nation will continue to operate each program form year to year, providing that sufficient funds are available and the General Council budgets the funds for the programs. Programs are not designated to provide benefits to each individual each year. Instead, the programs have a limit for the amount of assistance, which may be received by an individual.


Who is eligible for Judgment Fund program benefits?

In order to receive judgment fund program benefits, a person must:

Be an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation; and

Be determined to have descended from a member of the Seminole Nation as it existed in Florida on September 18, 1823

In addition to these basic requirements, each program has its own eligibility requirements.


Charlotte Harjo Scholarship   AWARDED (Spring Semester) AS FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE 

The Charlotte Harjo scholarship may be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher or at least 15 credit hours while maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher for each semester in college. The award is based on enrollment and classification. The following documentation is required:

  1. Scholarship Application
  2. Seminole Nation of Oklahoma membership card
  3. Typewritten essay (500-600 word - Size 12 font – Name typed and signed in top right corner of first page) describing your past accomplishments, future goals, tribal involvement, community involvement, etc.
  4. Official sealed college transcript

Clothing Assistance Program (CAP)

Effective March 1, 2014 the Clothing Assistance Program allowance amount has been reduced & application process dates changed. All eligible participants in Pre-K -12th grade will receive Clothing benefits in the amount of $100 as funding permits.

Applications can only be requested between the months of July 1 - September 30 and will only be accepted between the months of August 1 - September 30. You can only apply once per school year.

The student must be an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and must provide a copy of their Tribal Enrollment card, front & back copies are needed, if not already on file

The student must provide a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card, if not already on file.

*NOTE: If this is your child’s first time applying, we will not have a card copies on file.  Please attach copies to application when submitted.

The student must be at least (4) four years of age by September 30th.   No older than (19) nineteen years of age in the 12th grade.

The student must be enrolled and attending school.

Public or Private School

- Public School:

- School Information Section of the application must be completely filled out.

- Authorized School Signature

- Private School/Preschool/Head Start:

- Provide a copy of school license if the school is not associated with the public school system

Home-Schooled

- Must submit the curriculum currently being followed.

- Certificate of Training for the Instructor.

- School accreditation.

A copy of legal custody/guardianship papers if the child is in your care temporarily or if you are the non-custodial parent.  A notarized statement written by the legal parent is required if you are acting on the behalf of the parent.

If the child was adopted and/or has a name change, you must submit copies of the adoption papers and copies of the new Tribal Membership Card and CDIB cards with their new names.

Grants are in the form of a VISA Store Value Card and will be used for purchasing SCHOOL CLOTHING for that STUDENT ONLY.  Use the card as a CREDIT purchase, NOT a debit purchase, no PIN # will be provided.

  • Allowable items: shirts, sweaters, blouses, dresses, skirts, shorts, pants, undergarments (bra, panties, briefs, boxers), shoes, boots, socks, coats, belts, winter gloves and scarves, uniforms (upon approval)

Non-allowable items: groceries, makeup, jewelry, perfume, lotion, hair products and accessories, tobacco, alcohol, purses, gasoline, hats, ball caps, backpacks, lunch boxes, umbrellas, bandannas, robes, sleepwear, swimsuits, school supplies, costumes, sports gear, cell phone, cell phone minutes, ATM withdrawal, Fast Food, donations, membership fees, blankets, ETC.

RECEIPTS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED.    ALL TRANSACTIONS WILL BE MONITORED for misuse or non-compliance.  Grantees may be placed on suspension and will not be eligible to receive a clothing grant or any other grant from the Judgment Fund Programs for the upcoming year.

There will be a $15.00 fee deducted from Clothing Award Amount to replace any lost/stolen VISA card.  

ONLY Expired cards will be REPLACED AT NO COST

Allowance amount has been Reduced & Application Process Date Changed.   Effective Date: March 1, 2014.  This change is in accordance with tribal ordinance TO 2014-02.'

 


Household Economic Assistance Program - SUSPENDED

The Household Economic Assistance Program (HEAP) provides financial assistance per person with a one-time payment of $1,000 to eligible tribal members who reach the age of 21 years.

Effective October 27, 2012. 


Elderly Assistance Program - AVAILABLE

The Elderly Assistance Program will provide financial assistance to persons who are at least 62 years of age with a one-time payment of $2,000.


Burial Assistance Program - AVAILABLE

The Burial Assistance Program provides a grant for funeral expenses of eligible deceased tribal members. In some cases the deceased may be eligible for benefits even though they were not a tribal member at the time of death, such as persons eligible for membership who had membership applications pending and children eligible for membership under the age of one year.

The grant amount for a stillborn or deceased under the age of one year old is the actual cost of the funeral expense not to exceed $800. The grant amount for a deceased over the age of one year is $3,000, unless the deceased was cremated, in which case the grant amount shall be in the amount of the actual cost of the burial, not to exceed $3000. A grant of $300 will also be paid to the responsible member of the family to cover miscellaneous funeral expenses.

Applications must be made within ninety (90) days from the date of death of the deceased.


Higher Education and Vocational Training Scholarship Act - (Vocational Training & Advanced Degree / Post Graduate Continuing Education - SUSPENDED

Effective Date: March 2, 2013.  This change is in accordance with tribal ordinance TO 2013-01


Undergraduate Scholarship AwardsAVAILABLE (FULL-TIME STUDENTS ONLY - 12 HRS OR MORE)

The total of all Undergraduate Degree Scholarship awards to an applicant shall not exceed $4,800.

Full-time students payments will be determined according to their status (ex: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) and according to class schedule. (Semester, Trimester, or Quarter.) See back of application.

Full Time Students Only & Award Amount Reduced           Effective Date: March 2, 2013.  This change is in accordance with tribal ordinance TO 2013-01.


Incentive AwardAVAILABLE

In addition to a standard award, an incentive award is available to eligible undergraduate students. An applicant must carry fifteen (15) credit hours and have at least a current 3.0 GPA.

An applicant must apply after each grading period (semester, trimester, or quarter). Total of all Incentive Awards shall not exceed $4000. Amount of awards depends on status of grade period. See back of application.

Effective Date: March 2, 2013.  This change is in accordance with tribal ordinance TO 2013-01.


Advanced Degree / Post Graduate Continuing Education Award - SUSPENDED

Effective Date: March 2, 2013.  This change is in accordance with tribal ordinance TO 2013-01.

 

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