To be eligible the following criteria must apply: (1) Applicant must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and 18 years of age or older. (2) Must provide CDIB’s, Social Security cards and other forms of identification specified by the case worker for everyone in household. (3) Applicant must reside in Pottawatomie or Cleveland counties. (4) Applicant must supply all income verification for the past year, summary of wages from Social Security administration or the past year income tax, if unemployed/self employed, for everyone in household. (5) Utility bill must be for the main heating/cooling sources only. (6) Utility bill MUST be in the applicant’s name. (7) The most current utility bill must be submitted. (8) Services can not be duplicated (applicant can not receive assistance from the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, if services have been received from another state/county/local or tribal agency and vice versa). (9) Other supporting documentations may be required at case workers request following assessment.
Heating assistance months are November thru March and the Cooling assistance months are June thru September until funds are depleted. The assistance is $150.00 dollars every six months.
Financial assistance to the child of an enrolled member for funeral and/or burial if that child would have been eligible and was not enrolled in another Tribe. The age limit is from conception to three (3) months of age and availability of financial assistance is restricted to this time frame.
Visa Clothing Balance
Tribal Energy Assistance Applicationn
2008 LIHEAP Income Guidelines
LIHEAP Heating Application
Self Employment Certification
General Assistance Application
Burial Assistance Program Application Form