TRIBAL SOCIAL SERVICES
Effective January 1, 2017, tribal social services were reinstated for the 2017 calendar year!
Available services remain the same however, the guidelines have changed. Guideline revisions were made so that benefits can assist Kaw members who are less fortunate and in need and secondly, to ensure funding for the services will continue to be available.
From 2010 – 2014, the Tribe spent approximately $631,000.00 for eyeglass, denture, and hearing aid assistance. This dollar amount averaged out to $126,000.00 per year for these benefits. In July 2016, Social Services received $50,000.00 and served around one hundred-twenty members.
For 2017, the benefits will be paid and monitored through a set and capped budget. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis that includes the following priorities:
- #1 Kaw members less fortunate will be the main concern (low income/fixed income with income verification attached or SNAP card).
- #2 Must use other resources first (diabetic program, SoonerCare, etc.).
- #3 Kaw members who do not meet the need based criteria may apply and may be approved on a monthly basis after need based applications are served.
Applications received since July 2016 that did not get approved are currently being reviewed and processed at this time.
Please contact the Social Services office at 580/269-1186 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.