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 1 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.