Tribal Assistance Online Applications:
Tribal Assistance Program
Applicant must be at least 60 years old at the time of the application for assistance. Proof of age will be determined by a Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Tribal Membership Identification Card. Applicant must provide a copy of CDIB. Applicant does not have to reside in the Pawnee service area.
Proof of guardianship/power of attorney must be provided if applying on behalf of an elder applicant.
Applicant must provide proof of such disabled condition via a disability award letter from the Social Security Administration or Veteran’s Affairs. Doctor’s notes will NOT be accepted. Proof of age will be determined by a Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), Tribal Membership Identification Card, or a copy of a birth certificate. The applicant does not have to reside in the Pawnee service area.
Proof of guardianship/power of attorney must be provided if applying on behalf of the disabled applicant. Birth certificate required for all minor disabled applicants.
Applicant must be at least (18) years of age at the time of application for assistance and in a *crisis to apply. Documentation of *crisis may be required. Proof of age will be determined by a Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Tribal Membership Card. Applicant does not have to reside in Pawnee service area.
The maximum number of emergency assistance checks is one (1) per household.
*A crisis is defined as a decisive or critical moment in regards to a client’s health and/or life. The following constitutes a crisis: loss of clothes and/or shelter due to natural disasters, becoming disabled due to illness or accident, and life-threatening sickness to the immediate client or family members.
Income: Applicant must meet poverty guidelines set forth by the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Household incomes must not exceed over 150% of the poverty level. This applies to all three assistance programs. Please provide the last 30 days income verification (i.e. check stub, social security, bank statement, unemployment statement, TANF, etc.). Tribal members age 85 and older do not have to provide proof of income.
Click on this link for the Tribal Assistance Program Application.
Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Application
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)-provides assistance to low-income Native American households in meeting their immediate home energy needs. LIHEAP monies can be used to pay for electricity, gas, or propane bills. Yearly award amounts are based on the total fiscal funding and is subject to change from year to year. Clients must reside in Pawnee County, but do not have to be a member of the Pawnee Nation.
The following must be submitted for review to determine if participants are eligible: Completed LIHEAP Application, Proof of Residency (utility bill with current mailing address), Proof of Income and Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB).
Click on this link for the LIHEAP Application.
Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Application
Provides assistance to low-income Native Americans with housing or utility needs (current bill or deposit) and medical expenses (eyewear, dentures, and medications). The maximum amount of assistance is $100 per fiscal year (October- September). Clients must reside in Pawnee Nation Service area but do not have to be a member of the Pawnee Nation.
The following must be submitted for review to determine if participants are eligible: Completed CSBG Application, Proof of Residency, Proof of Income and a CDIB.
Click on this link for the CSBG Application.