Cherokee Nation taking school clothing aid applications by mail

BY STAFF REPORTS
04/13/2020 02:30 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation’s School Clothing Assistance program is taking application now through June 15.

The voucher program helps Cherokee families purchase clothing for school-aged children for the upcoming school year.

In the past, eligible school-aged children have received $100 Visa gift cards.

Eligibility requirements and documentation include:

• Students must be CN citizens with copies of tribal citizenship cards;

• Must live within the tribe’s jurisdiction verified by a utility bill, not exceeding 30 days from application date, that shows physical or service address;

• Student must be in grades kindergarten to 12 for the 2020-21 school year. Kindergarten student must be 5 years old before Sept. 9;

• Provide proof of school enrollment for each child;

• Application must be completed by parent or legal guardian, providing proof of ID;

• Legal guardians must provide proof of guardianship;

• Provide copies of income verification for all household members; and

• Household must meet income guidelines.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, applications are available online at www.cherokee.org/human-servces/family-assistance/school-clothing-assistance-program. For information, email human-services@cherokee.org.

Mail applications to Cherokee Nation Family Assistance, Attn: School Clothing Program, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465.

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