Down Payment Closing Costs Program is a tribally funded program that provides a grant for Shawnee citizens in need of down payment and closing costs assistance to purchase a new home. Applicant income, location, or dual citizenship status will not be used to determine applicant eligibility. All program assistance will be awarded as funding is available.The Tribe will provide financial assistance up to $7,500 assistance in down payment closing costs to relieve a portion of the financial burden to purchase a new home.
The Home Emergency Services Assistance Program (HESAP) provides a grant to citizens of the Shawnee Tribe who are homeowners in need of assistance to make emergency repairs to their primary, single-family residence. The Tribe will provide up to $1,500 for homeowners in need of emergency repairs including but not limited to electrical or plumbing defects, heating or cooling system defects, broken windows, minor roof leaks, kitchen appliance repair and other similar repairs.
Shawnee Tribal citizens living nationwide are eligible. Applicant income, location, or dual citizenship status will not be used to determine applicant eligibility. All program assistance will be awarded as funding is available. Complete applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Incomplete applications are not guaranteed consideration.
The Home Rehabilitation Program (HRP) provides financial assistance to tribal citizen homeowners whose primary residence is in need of improvements, repairs, modernization, rehabilitation, uniform accessibility modifications, or other maintenance to bring the home up to standard housing conditions (i.e., safe and in physically sound condition). The Tribe will provide eligible applicants up to $10,000 in assistance for rehab projects such as foundation repair, roofs replacement or supports, dry rot, termite damage, electrical and plumbing defects, and more. One application per household will be considered.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP provides financial assistance to help very low income households pay for the costs of heating and cooling their homes. The Shawnee Tribe has to abide by the requirements and guidelines issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services for the LIHEAP program when distributing funds. More information about LIHEAP can be found on this web site: www.acf.hhs.gov.
NAHASDA is the acronym for the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act, the federal legislation that provides for housing funds to Indian tribes and for the regulation of how those funds are spent. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides our NAHASDA funding. The Tribe’s grant representatives from HUD’s Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs (SPONAP) in Oklahoma City oversee the Tribe’s performance and offer technical support.
The Storm Shelter Program (SSP) is a tribally funded program that provides a grant to citizens of the Shawnee Tribe in need of a storm shelter for their primary, single-family residence. The installation of in-ground, above ground or storm safe rooms are all eligible expenses. Applicant income, or dual citizenship status will not be used to determine applicant eligibility. All program assistance will be awarded as funding is available. Complete applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Incomplete applications are not guaranteed consideration.
This program supports Shawnee citizens who need wheelchair ramps or other home improvements to enhance accessibility such as, but not limited to widening doorways and installing handrails. The ramps and modifications are built following ADA guidelines and are safe, strong, portable, and durable. Shawnee citizens nationwide are eligible to apply. The amount of assistance awarded will vary based on the particular project, location, property conditions, clearance issues, permits, and other issues that may arise during the installation process.
The Fire Safe Tribal Citizens Program will assist tribal citizens by providing a rechargeable fire extinguisher and combination smoke & carbon monoxide detectors for the home. It is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Housing Improvement Program.
The Shawnee Tribe Department of Education (SDE) Spring semester applications will be available November 15, 2022. Spring semester applications are due January 15, 2023.
Any Shawnee citizen currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program at the undergraduate, graduate or doctorate level is eligible, as is any Shawnee citizen currently enrolled in a vocational or trade school program. Applicants must be attending an accredited school meeting the standards of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or one of its participating or recognized accrediting agencies.
The Tribe will assist qualified PK-12 students age 4 and up with financial reimbursement up to $400 for clothing and shoes expenses. Applicants must meet income guidelines and show proof of school enrollment. The school clothing allowance is to be used to purchase only school clothing, shoes or uniforms.
The Preserving Safe and Stable Families Program is intended to enable States to develop and establish, or expand, and to operate coordinated programs of community-based family support services, family preservation services, time-limited family reunification services, and adoption promotion and support services.
The Shawnee Tribe Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) serves to increase the availability, affordability, and quality for child care in the Shawnee Tribe service area. The Shawnee Tribe service area is a 100-mile radius from the Tribal Complex in Miami, Oklahoma.
The Tribe will provide financial assistance up to $5,000 for the costs incurred in connection with the funeral and burial services of the named deceased, after all other financial and insurance funding is depleted. Any enrolled Shawnee Tribal citizen is eligible for assistance. Family members or a representative may apply on the deceased’s behalf. A representative of the deceased is defined as the individual(s) officially coordinating funerary services with the funeral home. Applications and supporting documents must be received by the Shawnee Tribe Social Services Department within one hundred and eighty (180) calendar days of the citizen's date of death.
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