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  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Miss & Jr Miss Indian Oklahoma Honor Pow Wow
    February 10, 2017 11:10 AM

  • Fruit and Vegetable Class
    February 10, 2017 10:55 AM

  • TAG OFFICE TIME CHANGES
    June 2, 2016 8:10 AM

    BEGINNING IN JUNE 2016, THE WICHITA TAG OFFICE AND TAX COMMISSION WILL BE CLOSED THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY FROM 8 AM- 1PM.  TAGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DAYS THE TAG OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM-4:30 PM ONLY:   JUNE 6TH & JUNE 20TH JULY 5TH […]

  • 14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
    April 20, 2016 1:03 PM

  • Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members
    April 14, 2016 4:01 PM

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities […]

  • Lawton IHS Centennial
    April 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    Lawton Indian Hospital will be celebrating 100 years on this date with reception to follow. More information can be found in the flyer.

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    April 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found in the flyer.

  • JOM Honor Dance 2016
    April 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    JOM student awards will be presented at this event, along with a meal and honor dance.

  • Land Buy Back Program
    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are […]

  • Circuit Training
    February 19, 2016 8:37 AM

The Tribal Social Services Fund Program shall be for the purpose of providing financial assistance to tribal members who meet the Estimated State Median Income Guidelines or those who are within 20% of those guidelines. 

Criteria for assistance 

  • Death of Immediate Family Member
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Emergency/Hospitalization
  • Unemployed
  • Employed and falling within income guidelines
  • Elder
  • Disabled
  • Divorce
  • Natural Disaster
  • Eviction Notice
  • Cutoff Notice

 

Immediate family members include:  Mother, Father, Grandparent, Child, and Sibling.  All must be an immediate family member to the first degree.  Step Child and Foster Child also qualify.

Benefits

Financial assistance shall be provided for the following as of 10/01/2013:

  • Utility Assistance (Bill or Deposit). 
    Assistance for utilities includes a maximum up to $300.  The one-time payment will be made directly to the vendor.  A copy of the bill or the request for deposit must be in the tribal member's name or their legal spouse's name.  If service is provided then the account must equal a zero balance once the funds are applied.
  • Rental Assistance or Mortgage Assistance (Bill or Deposit). 
    Assistance for rent or mortgage includes a maximumup to$300.  The one-time payment will be made directly to the landlord, housing office or mortgage company.  Must have a lease agreement or mortgage documents in place for current residence.  In case of request for deposit assistance then a rental agreement or letter showing the amount of the deposit must be provided.  If service is provided then the balance must equal zero once the funds for assistance are applied.
  • Emergency Hotel Assistance. 
    Assistance for a hotel room due to utility cutoffs, fire, natural disaster, medical emergency, etc.  Not to exceed $75 per night with a $300 maximum assistance.  A clear need for this emergency assistance must be documented.

 

Exceptions that may be approved by the program

In cases where a tribal member lives with another individual and the bill is not in their name, the applicant may provide a written notarized statement signed by both the tribal member and the person on the bill and submit at least two pieces of mail and/or a piece of mail and ID showing that they reside at the residence shown on the bill.

Eligibilty

Any member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma, regardless of residence shall be eligible for assistance based on the above mentioned criteria. 

Applications

TFSS Landlord-Management Information Form

TFSS Application

 

Other Assistance

 

Ty Tofpi, Director, 405.247.2425 ext. 166
Ladana Johnson, Caseworker, 405.247.2425 ext. 123