Cherokee Nation school clothing voucher application deadline extended

BY STAFF REPORTS
06/04/2019 04:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation officials have extended the application deadline for the 2019 Clothing Assistance Program to June 14 for CN citizens affected by recent flooding.

The tribe’s clothing voucher program helps Cherokee families purchase new clothes for school-aged children for the upcoming school year.

In 2018, the tribe helped more than 4,500 students, grades kindergarten-12, from across the tribe’s 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 Sept. 1, CN citizens, live within the tribe’s jurisdiction and meet income guidelines.

Once parents have provided the necessary paperwork and have been verified by the tribe, the parents receive a $100 gift card for every school-aged child in the home.

Applications can be printed from www.cherokee.org, or picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at any CN Human Services field office and the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.

Outside the Tribal Complex, Human Services offices are located at:

• Catoosa, 750 S. Cherokee St. Suite N.;

• Stilwell, 219 W. Oak;

• Sallisaw, 307/309 N. Dogwood Ave.;

• Pryor, 219 NE First St.; and

• Jay, 1499 N. Industrial Park Road.

All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. at a CN office or by mail on June 14.

For more information on income guidelines or other eligibility requirements, call CN Human Services Family Assistance at 1-800-256-0671 or visit www.cherokee.org.

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