TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Clothing Assistance Program. The tribe’s clothing voucher program helps Cherokee families purchase new clothes for school-aged children for the upcoming school year.
Last year the tribe helped more than 4,500 students, grades K-12, from across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction prepare for the first day of school with gift cards totaling more than $450,000.
To be eligible for the program, students must be age 5 before September 1, 2019, a Cherokee Nation citizen, live within the 14-county jurisdiction and meet additional income guidelines.
Once parents have provided the necessary paperwork and have been verified by the tribe, the parents receive a $100 VISA gift card for every school-aged child in the home. Gift cards will be able to be used at any store.
Applications can be printed from https://bit.ly/2YA7cGy or picked up at any Cherokee Nation Human Services field office and the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
List of Cherokee Nation Human Services offices:
W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah
Catoosa field office, 750 S. Cherokee St. Suite N.
Stilwell field office, 219 W. Oak
Sallisaw field office, 307/309 N. Dogwood Ave.
Pryor field office, 219 NE 1st St.
Jay field office, 1499 N. Industrial Park Rd.
Nowata Food Distribution Center, 1018 Lenape Dr.
All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. at a Cherokee Nation office location or by mail on May 31.
For more information on income guidelines or other eligibility requirements, please call Cherokee Nation Human Services Family Assistance at 800-256-0671 or visit www.cherokee.org.
Julie Hubbard 918-207-3896
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