Upcoming Events
  • 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

Return to Tribal Funded Social Services

Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Tribal LIHEAP Program is funded by the Division of Energy Assistance, Office of Community Services in Washington, DC.  The amount of the grant is based on the number of tribal Head of Households, not tribal membership.  Our service area covers the entire state of Oklahoma Only. The fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of each year.

There are two categories of assistance that are available through the LIHEAP during the grant year, which are the Energy Assistance and Crisis Assistance.  Both types of assistance are available one time per year.  The Energy Assistance is designated for winter heating or summer coolant costs, and if approved payment will be paid directly to the vendor for electric, natural gas or propane services.  If the applicant has received assistance from the Department of Human Services (DHS) or from another tribe the applicant will be denied tribal LIHEAP assistance. 

The Energy Assistance does not assist with past due or delinquent accounts, nor does it assist with deposits, disconnection notices, or reconnections in accordance to federal regulations.

The Crisis Assistance is for emergency assistance to prevent disruption of service of gas or electricity.   In order to be eligible to receive assistance the applicant's household income must meet the State Median Guidelines.  Applications are taken and approved on a first-come-first serve basis with priority given to Elder's and families with children.

The program also assist with Weatherization materials for tribal members with the same priority given to elders and families with children first. 

 

LIHEAP Application