The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is currently assisting tribal members with COVID-19 Coronavirus relief funds. COVID-19 funds available to help school aged students include COVID-19 Technology Allowance ($400.00) and the COVID-19 Student Assistance Program ($300.00). Choctaw families who have negatively been impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency may benefit from these programs. Both programs are a one-time occurrence and will end on September 30th, 2020.
The COVID-19 Technology Program is being offered to equip Choctaw children ages 5 to 18 with technology tools, such as laptops and internet access, that will better enable distance learning necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible applicants would receive a one-time $400.00 allowance per eligible Choctaw dependent. The $400.00 VISA® prepaid card can be used at most electronic stores and telecommunication providers across the nation.
The COVID-19 Student Assistance Program is designed to assist Choctaw children ages 3 – 18 with school clothing, school supplies, and masks. The $300.00 VISA® prepaid card can be used at most clothing outlets across the nation.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma COVID-19 Coronavirus Relief Fund programs will be offered based on available funding; applications are now open. For program information and qualification requirements, please visit www.choctawnation.com/covidrelief.
If you have questions, please feel free to call or email me. Feel free to share this information with school officials, parents and students.
Lori Wells Kirk
Assistant Director | High School Student Services | Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma