Social Services & Housing
Social Services & Housing Department
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General Welfare Program
Emergency Technology Assistance Grant
September 14, 2020 – December 1, 2020
The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has established the COVID-19 General Welfare Program Technology Assistance Grant to provide funds to purchase electronic hardware or software to assist a tribal household with minor children or young adults (4-18 years old still in pre-school thru grade 12) who are participating in remote education or an elder (65 and older) who needs a device for telemedicine and communication. This Emergency Technology Grant is created specifically to keep our tribal youth and elders safe and to assist in the mitigation of the COVID virus by providing a means to stay at home and obtain an education and/or receive medical attention.
This grant will provide funds ($500.00) to purchase hardware or software (examples on the application) - one per household - as described above. In order to receive an emergency technology assistance grant, an applicant must demonstrate eligibility for the grant by providing required information in the application.
The grant application form will be mailed by today’s date September 14, 2020 to each Miami Tribe of Oklahoma member household with minor children and/or elders 65 and older.
Applications must be postmarked or emailed on or before December 1, 2020. Applications that are incomplete or received with a post mark after December 1, 2020 will not be processed.
Receipts must be kept for five-years.
Please submit questions to the Adult Services Office at 918-541-1389 or email questions to Covidtechgrant@miamination.com.
Please make sure you have updated your mailing information with the Member Services Office. The main Tribal HQ phone number is 918-541-1300.
Indian Child Welfare
ICW is funded through Self-Governance funding and provides services to Miami Tribal children and families that support the Indian Welfare Act. We currently assist children involved in or at-risk of involvement in abuse and neglect cases.
Adult Services provides educational resources, career resources and support services to prepare eligible individuals to become permanently productive in the workforce in an attempt to reduce joblessness among Indian people within the Tribe’s service area.
Adult Services provides educational resources, career resources and support services to prepare eligible individuals to become permanently productive in the workforce in an attempt to reduce joblessness among Indian people within the service area of the Miami Tribe. Assistance provided is based on each individual’s needs.
All assistance is governed by Federal law and requires applicants to meet eligibility requirements to receive assistance. All applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, meet program guidelines and must live within the Miami Tribe’s service area to be eligible for assistance. Miami Tribal Members receive preference.
All applicants must complete required application to be considered for approval of services. Due to limited funding, assistance is not guaranteed.
The Substance Abuse Program is funded through Indian Health Services and provides education, prevention and treatment for children, adults, families and communities about alcohol and/or illegal drug use and abuse. We currently provide in-house and referral services to Native American persons with Miami Tribal members receiving preference.
Indian Housing Block Grant
The IHBG is funded through the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and provides services to Native Americans in the following areas: Indian Housing Assistance, Indian Housing Development, Crime Prevention, and Housing Management Services. Miami Tribal members receive preference.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LIHEAP is funded through the Administration for Children & Families and provides services to Native American individuals and families in the following areas: Heating Assistance, Cooling Assistance, Crisis Assistance, and Weatherization Assistance. Miami Tribal members receive preference.
Newly updated low-income rentals in Miami, Oklahoma available to eligible Native American individuals/families. Obtain application at Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Social Services and Housing Dept., 202 South Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, Oklahoma. 918-541-1389.