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CN school clothing voucher applications now available

TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for its 2019 Clothing Assistance Program. 

The clothing voucher program helps Cherokee families purchase clothes for school-aged children for the upcoming school year. 

In 2018, the tribe helped more than 4,500 students, grades kindergarten to 12th, from across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction prepare for school with gift cards totaling more than $450,000.

To be eligible for the program, a student must be age 5 before Sept. 1, a CN citizen, live within the CN jurisdiction and meet additional income guidelines. 

Once parents have provided the necessary paperwork and have been verified by the tribe, the parents receive a $100 VISA gift card for every school-aged child in the home. Gift cards will be able to be used at any store. In previous years the vouchers had to be spent at Stage stores only.

Applications can be printed from https://bit.ly/2YA7cGy or picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at any CN Human Services field office and the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. 

Human Services offices are located at:

• W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah; 

• Catoosa field office, 750 S. Cherokee St. Suite N.; 

• Stilwell field office, 219 W. Oak; 

• Sallisaw field office, 307/309 N. Dogwood Ave.; 

• Pryor field office, 219 NE First St.;

• Jay field office, 1499 N. Industrial Park Road; and 

• Nowata Food Distribution Center, 1018 Lenape Dr. 

All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. at a CN office location or by mail on May 31. 

For more information on income guidelines or other eligibility requirements, call Human Services’ Family Assistance at 1-800-256-0671 or visit www.cherokee.org.

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