Planning and Prioritization (P&P) – works to establish a baseline on what activities may be pursued , determine the state’s responsibility and coordinate with tribes to clarify what current programs/plans exist to support a state role. The P&P subcommittee makes recommendations for the full Commission to consider and provides a strategic planning role.
Overall, the Commission of Indian Affairs works to improve the quality of life by addressing the following attributes (listed in order of importance):
1. Public safety
2. Infrastructure, employment, health services
3. Leadership, education
4. Social and cultural resources
5. Financial services, Tribal ownership of businesses
In addition to these efforts, the Executive Director serves as a member of the Homeland Security Senior Advisory Committee.