Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Approves FY 2022 Budget

TVSHKA HOMMA, Okla. (Aug. 27, 2021) – The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council unanimously approved a $1.88 billion comprehensive expense budget for fiscal year 2022 during a special Tribal Council session on August 26. The new fiscal year begins on October 1, 2021.

"I would like to thank the Tribal Council for passing this year’s budget which supports 144 different programs for our tribal members and continues the growth of the Nation," states Chief Gary Batton. "The Choctaw Nation continues to provide employment opportunities, grow education, health and housing services to tribal members and take on increased governmental responsibilities on our reservation after the McGirt decision. We are proud to have proposed a positive cash flow budget that highlights our Nation’s financial stability."

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is continuing its commitment to tribal members to add new programs and services, focused on culture, education, housing and health to its increasing population. This year, tribal members increased by 6,228 in 2021 to a total of 205,842.

The Nation also plans to build 240 new homes next year to bring us closer to our strategic goal of providing 1,000 homes to members.

The Choctaw Nation is also planning to add an additional 879 new jobs in fiscal year 2022 increasing total associates to 12,416.

The McGirt Supreme Court decision has impacted our judicial system which is experiencing a 600% increase in caseload; and this has increased the need for public safety, legal, children and family services.

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About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.