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Pokagon Fund


As of December 2011, the Pokagon Fund has approved $9,716,271 in grants since its inception.  The Pokagon Fund is a wonderful gift to the New Buffalo Region!

So far, the City has been awarded over $1.8 million in grant money for Oselka Park improvements ($506,000 for Phase 1 and $1,357,450 for Phase 2.)  Here are news stories from the City's News Archive:

The City received a grant to dredge the Federal Navigation Channel last year (2011:  $104,000,) and the City is applying again this year (2012).
The City has also applied and received Pokagon Fund grant money for
Business Improvement District master planning ($31,745 to create the Downtown Infrastructure and Streetscape Plan) and City Riverfront Project scoping ($16,870.)  New Buffalo has also received a grant for the roll-out beach boardwalk ($26,619.)

In gratitude for these contributions, the City proclaimed May 20, 2011 as Pokagon Fund Appreciation Day in the City of New Buffalo.

The Pokagon Fund is a gift from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, using money generated from the Four Winds.  Ninety percent of grant funding is allocated to the New Buffalo Region (City of New Buffalo, New Buffalo Township, Three Oaks Township, Village of Three Oaks, Chikaming Township, Village of Grand Beach, and Village of Michiana.)  Ten percent of grant funding is allocated to communities with Pokagon Band trust land consolidation sites without Band gaming sites (e.g., Dowagiac, South Bend).

The Pokagon Fund's creation was established in the Local Agreement, signed on March 13, 2000, by the Pokagon Band, New Buffalo Township and the City of New Buffalo.  Local Agreement Amendment No. 1 was approved in 2013.  As amended, here are their current Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.  Here is their website.


This page last updated on 12/19/2013.

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