Through Indigenous News Online Staff
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation announced Friday that it will provide $ 150 in clothing aid to every eligible Cherokee student, regardless of residence or income, with applications being accepted starting Tuesday, July 20.
The Cherokee Nation Clothing Assistance Program was created to help Cherokee families purchase new clothing for the upcoming school year.
Cherokee Nation Human Services will be accepting applications for the School Clothing Assistance Program until August 20, 2021 through the Tribe’s online Gadugi portal at https://gadugiportal.cherokee.org.
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“Deputy Chef Bryan Warner and I understand how important it is to provide clothing assistance to our Cherokee students and I am delighted that for the second year in a row we are able to extend this assistance to all Cherokee students, regardless of or their place of residence. or family income, ”said Senior Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.“ We know the clothing assistance program will help ease the burden of back-to-school fees that many families face each year. “
The only qualification is that students must be citizens of the Cherokee Nation enrolled on July 16, 2021. Students must be between 5 and 18 years of age during the application period or must be enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12 or in an equivalent school program. Students can be in public, private, virtual, or home-based programs. Post-secondary students are not eligible for this program.
Applications for the Assistance Program must be complete when submitted to the Gadugi Portal. The processing of applications containing incomplete or incorrect information may be delayed and applicants may be contacted after the deadline for further documentation or clarification.
Clothing assistance payments can be made electronically or by paper check after verification of the claim. Details on payment processing dates will be communicated shortly.
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