Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
The Peoria Tribe will utilize this planning grant to develop an AmeriCorps program that will engage AmeriCorps members to develop a tribal Emergency Operations Plan as well as enhance existing safety education in the tribal community of Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Members will address the needs of the tribal members resulting in the development of a tribal Emergency Operations Plan. Program activities will primarily be in the areas of Disaster Mitigation including Fire Prevention and Disaster Preparation. We will investigate and develop a consortium of local tribes that will strengthen emergency activities in this area and assist the Peoria Tribe in reducing the loss of life in Ottawa County due to fires, tornados, and flooding.