Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org

Community Services

Environmental Health

Office of Environmental Health (OEH) ensures that Tribal facilities are operated in a safe and sanitary manner. They also provide Tribal members with services and information needed to lead environmentally healthy lifestyles through inspections and investigations related to food, water, mold, and wastewater.

OEH also provides food service workers with training leading to certification and environmental disease prevention training.

The OEH provides technical support to the Engineering and Sanitation Facilities Construction Program by performing site evaluations, percolation testing, and water sampling and analysis.