Supplemental COVID-19 Assistance to Tribal Members
The Caddo Nation Tribal Council has approved a third round of assistance to Tribal Members to help address negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This financial assistance is being made to Tribal households from funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and pursuant to the guidance provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the use of such funding.
Qualifications: Assistance will be provided to qualifying members of the Caddo Nation who are at least 18 years of age by August 31, 2021, and who have experienced a negative economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments will be made on a per household basis.
All enrolled adult members of the Caddo Nation who file tax returns or who otherwise qualify as heads of households are eligible to apply for this Supplemental Assistance. Eligible Tribal members must have had gross incomes (i.e., the total amount of income received from any source) in the year 2020 that qualify them within one of the following categories:
A single adult whose gross income in 2020 did not exceed $75,000
Married couple with no Caddo dependents, whose collective gross income in 2020 did not exceed $150,000. For married couples, only one of the spouses or filers is eligible to receive the assistance payment on behalf of the household.
A head of household (i.e., an adult living with and financially supporting dependent children or other relatives)
Amounts to be paid:
A base payment of $1,200 to be paid to qualified individual heads of households.
An additional $500 to be paid to households of tribal members with at least one dependent Caddo-enrolled child. (This is a single payment of $500 regardless of the number of children in a household.)
Eligibility Period Begins: August 31, 2021
Submission Methods: One of these methods must be used- mail (regular U.S. Mail); online at mycaddonation.com; or hand delivery to the Caddo Nation Tribal Complex in Binger, OK.
Mailed applications MUST be postmarked by December 30, 2021
Online applications MUST be submitted by 11:59pm Central Daylight Time on December 30, 2021
Hand-delivered applications MUST be received by the COVID-19 ARPA Coordinator by the close of business, 4:30pm Central Daylight Time on December 30, 2021.
Payment: A check will be mailed to the address of the eligible enrolled member provided on this application. Each applicant must complete and sign their own application.
Documents: ONLY completed applications (completed, signed, and dated are required to be submitted).