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Financial Assistance

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lapwai       208-843-2463 PHONE      208-843-7137 FAX

VISION

To provide quality services which promote empowerment and self-sufficiency.

 

GOALS

Coordinate services with other programs.  Provide Education and Awareness about the resources available.  Develop Program policies and procedures.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Provide financial services as funding permits, to low-income needy families from federal and tribal allocated funds following federal low income guidelines when applicable.

 

STAFF

  • Financial Assistance Director

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • LIHEAP
    is a once per fiscal year grant to eligible households on the Nez Perce Reservation, to help meet the needs of high heating costs.  Application requires proof of household income, Tribal identification and utility bill.  Payments are made to vendor. 

  • Elder assistance
    when funding is available, is for NP Tribal members age 65 or older to meet emergency household repairs to provide for the well being of the elder.  Payments are payable to the vendor.  Application requires document of need an Tribal identification.  Proof of income not required.

  • Burial Assistance
    is available for deceased NP enrolled individuals in an amount not to exceed $3,500.  Designated immediate family member may make application for funds.  Proof of income not required.

  • D&C
    when funding is available, is a once per fiscal year payment to vendors on behalf of income eligible NP Tribal enrolled members to meet documented emergency needs.  Grant is in the amount of $100.  Income guidelines are at 133% of poverty.

  • Emergency Housing
    when funding is available, provides homeowners with emergency housing assistance and housing repairs for the safety and protection of the inhabitants.  Not available for home payments or rent or other ongoing homeowner's responsibilities.

 

 

 



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