Youth Services Clothing Grant

The Chickasaw Nation Youth Clothing grant provides eligible Chickasaw students with a $200 grant once per school year to purchase school clothes. Grants will be provided in the form of a VISA gift card once per school year, and must be used for school clothing purchases only.

For each active school year, the youth services clothing grant program application period begins on July 1 and ends on December 31.

Students possessing only a CDIB card should contact the Chickasaw Nation Citizenship office at (580) 436-7250.

You Provide

  • Chickasaw citizenship card
  • Most recent report card or progress report (grades K-12 only)
  • Homeschooled students must provide a letter of intent from a homeschool co-op, a list of curricula or book receipts

Eligibility

  • Chickasaw citizen
  • Ages three to 18 (through high school seniors)

Other Information

Purchasing Guidelines

  • Purchases are limited to clothing only. Items that may be purchased include: dresses, shirts, shoes, boots, blouses, pants, shorts, capris, undergarments, school uniforms, jackets, coats, winter gloves, backpacks and belts.
  • Unapproved, non-clothing purchases include: groceries, makeup, jewelry, perfume, hair products, flip flops, tobacco, alcohol, pajamas, swimsuits, cleats, sports equipment, ball caps and/or hats, etc.
  • All transactions are monitored for misuse or non-compliance. Grantees found in non-compliance will be placed on probation for the upcoming school year.
  • Prior to the next application period, all original receipts must be returned to the division of youth services, by mail or in-person. The first and last name of the student/child must be written on each receipt.
  • The Chickasaw Nation Division of Youth Services is absolved from any further responsibility of cards upon delivery to the grantee.
  • Ten dollars will be deducted for all lost or stolen cards.

Application Process

  • Applications may be submitted in-person or by mail at the Chickasaw Nation Division of Youth Services.
  • Applications may be submitted online by using an existing account or creating a new user account at http://services.chickasaw.net.
  • Applications must be signed by a parent or guardian. If guardianship or custody has changed, please provide proper documentation with application.

Award Notification

  • Qualifying applicants will be notified with an award letter via the USPS.
  • A non-reloadable VISA card will be issued.
  • The card must be activated upon receipt.

Service Area

Both

This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Apply Online

Contact Information

Phone: (580) 272-5585
Fax (580) 559-0778
Email clothinggrantprogram@chickasaw.net

Location

Youth & Family Building

231 Seabrook

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-6620

Last Updated: 02/9/2015