Cherokee Nation now accepting school clothing voucher applications

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation is accepting applications through June 29 for the 2018 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 nearly 6,500 students, grades K-12, from across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction prepare for the first day of school with gift cards totaling $650,000.
 
To be eligible for the program, students must be age 5 before Sept. 1, 2018, be a Cherokee Nation citizen, live within the 14-county jurisdiction and meet additional income guidelines.
 
Once parents have provided the necessary paperwork and been verified by the tribe, the parents receive a $100 gift card for every school-aged child in the home.
 
This year, applications can be downloaded and printed from the school clothing voucher icon on www.cherokee.org. Applications can also be picked up at any Cherokee Nation Human Services field office or the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
List of Cherokee Nation Human Services offices:
 
  • Stilwell field office, 219 W. Oak
  • Sallisaw field office, 101 E. Queensbury
  • Jay field office, 1499 N. Industrial Rd.
 
All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 29 at a Cherokee Nation office location or by mail, and all mailed applications must be postmarked no later than June 25.
 
For more information on income guidelines or other eligibility requirements, please call Cherokee Nation Human Services Family Assistance at 918-453-5000, ext. 3899 or visit www.cherokee.org.


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