The Kiowa Tribe Social Services has several programs (LiHeap, Emergency Assistance, General Assistance, Domestic Family Violence, and Burial Assistance) that work hard to assist Kiowa tribal members to achieve self-sufficiency through community resources and/or programs.
Applications are available online (see downloads below) as well as the Social Services offices in Carnegie and Anadarko.
The programs under Social Services are available to all enrolled Kiowa members. However the programs: General Assistance and LiHeap do have restricted service areas.
Burial Assistance: No restrictions
Emergency Assistance: No restrictions
Domestic Family Violence: Caddo and Kiowa counties only
General Assistance: Caddo, Kiowa, and Comanche counties only
LiHeap: Caddo, Kiowa, and Comanche counties only
Must be enrolled Kiowa member and able to submit a copy of CDIB (certificate of Indian blood).
* Domestic Family Violence is available to anyone.
Burial Assistance: Completed application, CDIB, Death Certificate, and Bill from funeral home.
Emergency Assistance: Completed application, CDIB, (1) current bill from utility company; (2) current medical bill and/or invoice for medical supplies; (3) lease agreement and landlord's W9 (for rent assistance).
General Assistance: CDIB, verification of residence, copy of social security card for all family members, verification of income, verification of applications for TANF or SSI, verification of enrollment in GED classes (if applicable), complete health exam (if applicable), complete employment contact forms, complete individual self-sufficiency plan (ISP)
LiHeap Program: complete application, low or no income form, head of household form, CDIB for all adults, social security cards for all household members, and income verification
Burial Assistance Program
Burial Assistance, under the Kiowa Tribe COVID-19 Response Program, is designed to alleviate the financial hardships associated with funeral costs for Kiowa Tribal members. The funding under this program is to assist with expenses for professional funeral services, headstone, and flowers. The total amount of Burial Assistance authorized for each item cost is as detailed below:
- Professional funeral services shall not exceed: $8,000
- Headstone shall not exceed: $1,000
- Flowers for service shall not exceed: $250.00
Payments will go directly to the funeral home, headstone business, and florist by the Kiowa Tribe COVID-19 Response Program. The family is responsible for any remaining or additional funeral expenses after assistance has been applied.
It is the responsibility of the family to initiate the Burial Assistance Request. The immediate family member, who is filing and completing the request on behalf of the Deceased, will be designated as the Responsible Party Member, and information will only be taken and shared with that authorized individual.