Wittenberg Whitetail Crossing Closed

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Wittenberg Whitetail Crossing Closed

The Wittenberg Whitetail Crossing convenience store will be closed until further notice.

A procedure is being performed to ensure the safety of employees and customers due to the current COVID 19 pandemic.

This procedure is a cleaning to ensure members of the public are safe from any potential contact dangers.

According the Ho-Chunk Executive Administrative Officer Michael Sallaway, the convenience store will resume normal operations as soon as the cleaning and inspection has been performed.

Gas pumps will remain open for pay-at-pump service only.

Internet Payment and Reimbursement is available to Ho-Chunk enrolled students in grades K-12 for the months of March-June, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 remote learning requirement.

There are two applications:

  1. One application is for new internet service
  2. One is for current customers who are eligible for up to $75.00 in payment or reimbursement for their internet service fees.

Please see the guidelines for documentation required with the application.

ALL applications and back-up documentation must be sent to: SCR@Ho-Chunk.com, or faxed to 715-284-1760, or they will not be processed.

Applications must be received by June 15, 2020.

Guidelines for Existing customers – COVID-19 Relief Response IASS (fillable)
Internet Access Suppport Program Existing Customer (Fillable)

Guidelines for New Customers-COVID-19 Relief Response IASS (fillable)
Internet Access Suppport Program New Customer (Fillable)

2017 1099-MISC & 1098-INT UPDATE

The Ho-Chunk Nation has recently worked to resolve the income and withholding verification issue surrounding the 2017 Form 1099-MISC (Per Capita Statement) and 1098-INT (Mortgage Interest). The verification information has been supplied to the IRS and after six to eight weeks the issue surrounding the 2017 tax year should be resolved. If after eight weeks you are still having issues with the 2017 tax year, please contact your tax preparer.

Spring 2020 Rainbow Flint Seed Corn Drop Off Schedules

Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Natural Resources

Please Read

Thursday May 7th 2020

In the interest of safety, on drop off/pick up day PLEASE practice social distancing requirement of six (6) feet and wear a mask if possible

Be prepared to provide your Name and Tribal ID#

Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or is directed or voluntarily in quarantine due to exposure is requested to please stay home and send someone in your place.

Due to limited resources brought on by COVID-19, only 30 bags will be disseminated at each drop off location on a first come first serve basis.

Please call or email a number below to reserve one of the 30 bags designated for your area.

If all bags for your area are spoken for before the drop off date, an announcement will go out on the HCN Website and HCN Facebook to prevent unnecessary travel.

DNR reserves the right to cancel this activity in the interest of public safety and notification will be sent out on the above internet sites as soon as possible.

A Special Announcement from the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Higher Education

April 6, 2020

Dear Ho-Chunk Scholarship Recipients:

Great news! Our scholarship program is back and our team will be able to provide scholarships to Ho-Chunk post-secondary students for the upcoming summer 2020 term and limited scholarships for fall 2020 while our financial resources last. At present, we do not anticipate providing scholarships for the spring 2021 term.

Who is impacted:

Any enrolled Ho-Chunk member who is attending a non-profit title IV eligible institution. Students must be in either good standing or on probation in order to receive a scholarship.

When should you apply?

As soon as possible! Financial resources are limited and not every student who applies will receive a scholarship, particularly for fall 2020. Students must complete the entire Ho-Chunk Scholarship Application process no later than June 15, 2020, in order to receive consideration.

Application procedures:

  1. Complete your 2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.
  2. Students who wish to apply for a summer 2020 scholarship should complete this application and email it to higher.education@ho-chunk.com.
  3. Students who wish to apply for a fall 2020 term scholarship should complete this application and return it to higher.education@ho-chunk.com.
  4. All applications must be completed and supporting documentation must be received by the Higher Education Division no later than June 15, 2020. No incomplete applications will receive consideration.
  5. Be certain to include your Tribal ID number and current legal name on your application. Applications with conflicting information will not receive consideration.

    Does this mean that all of Higher Education’s programs are returning?

    No. Due to the limited financial resources, the scholarship program is the only program that will be reinstated. All other support programs (e.g. College Access Program and Graduation Achievement Awards, etc.) will remain suspended until further notice.

    We appreciate your patience, and we are excited to serve our students once again. Please contact higher.education@ho-chunk.com or (800) 362-4476 for any further information. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Nehomah Thundercloud
    Executive Director of Education

Tribal Member Employee Loans

On March 23, 2020 the Legislature approved the following motion:

“To suspend tribal member employee loan payments of those who have been laid off or reduced in work force, and deferring it to the end of the loan until the end of the State of Emergency.” 

Upon recall of laid off employees, the weekly deductions will commence.

For those employees that have been laid off or experiencing reduced working hours, and wish to continue paying weekly payments, forward to HCN Treasury Department.

Click here for a copy of the Reduced Repayment Agreement