Clothing Assistance Payments Of $150 Available To Cherokee Citizen K-12 Students
Applications are scheduled to open Tuesday for Cherokee Nation's clothing assistance program, which provides $150 for new clothes for school-aged Cherokee citizens.
“Deputy Chief Bryan Warner and I both understand how important it is to provide clothing assistance to our Cherokee students and I am excited that for the second year in a row, we are able to extend this assistance to all Cherokee students, regardless of their residency or family income,” Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement. “We know the clothing assistance program will help ease the burden of back-to-school costs so many families face each year.”
"To qualify, students must be enrolled Cherokee Nation citizens as of July 16, 2021," according to a Cherokee Nation press release. "Students must be 5-18 years old during the application period, or must be enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade or an equivalent school program. Students can be in public, private, virtual or home-school programs. Post-secondary education students do not qualify for this program."
Cherokee Nation is using federal COVID-19 relief funding to pay for the assistance program.
More information is available at the Cherokee Nation website.