Pawhuska, Ok. – The Osage Nation (ON) Financial Assistance Department announces that Energy Assistance is available to low income Native American households, residing in Osage County, and is open for both heating and cooling assistance until September 30, 2020.
With this innovated assistance program, there are new policy revisions that increase the income deductions for Osage Nation members. There are new increased benefit amounts, weatherization materials available (limited) and AC units & box fans available (limited).
The Osage Nation received additional funding from the CARES Act. They collaborated with the Compliance Department, Grants Department, and Accounting Department. The team wanted to ensure that the plan in place would utilize the Cares Funding in the most beneficial way for Osage Nation constituents.
rdquo;We researched all the publications, participated in webinars, and communicated with our Federal Partners to develop a policy that worked for the Osage Nation and our constituents while ensuring we follow the guidelines and reporting requirements,” said Jennifer Oberly, Director of the ON Financial Assistance Department. “We are very excited about the changes we were able to make and look forward to our ability to assist more families and hopefully have a bigger impact in helping bridge this financial gap created by covid-19.”
Applications are available now on the Osage Nation Website or contact:
ON Financial Assistance
Pawhuska, OK 74056
You can access the 2020 Energy Assistance information on the Osage Nation Financial Assistance Department website by visiting: https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/financial-assistance
For more information, contact:
- Office: 918-287-5599
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org