Community Assistance Program

PROGRAM: General Assistance

 

SERVICES: Limited temporary financial assistance to eligible tribal members who are without income or resource, and are not eligible for any other state, federal, or tribal assistance programs. Funding for this program is through the Bureau of Indian Affairs and is subject to annual Congressional appropriations.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Must be an enrolled member of an Indian tribe; not have sufficient resources to meet the basic essential needs: reside in one of the eight county services area (Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Marquette, Iron, Gogebic, or Dickinson), and meet additional criteria as specified in the Federal Register.

 

PROGRAM: Heating Assistance

 

SERVICES: LIEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance) - Provides heating and limited weatherization once per year to low-income eligible tribal households. Funding for this program is administered through the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITC)

 

ELIGIBILITY: Must be an enrolled member of a participating tribe from Michigan and meet established income guidelines

 

SERVICES: SENIOR HEATING PROGRAM – provides winter heating or limited rental assistance – provided heat is included with rent. Assistance is limited to eligible enrolled KBIC tribal members. Funded by the KBIC Tribal Council.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Must be an enrolled member of the KBIC, age 62 or older; must reside in Baraga County or the Marquette trust land

 

SERVICES: DISABLED HEATING PROGRAM – provides winter heating or limited rental assistance – provided heat is included with rent. Assistance is limited to eligible enrolled KBIC tribal members that are receiving monthly long-term disability financial assistance. Funded by the KBIC Tribal Council.

 

ELIGIBILITY: DISABILITY HEATING PROGRAM - must be an enrolled member of KBIC, the head of household, reside in Baraga County or the Marquette trust land, permanently handicapped, receiving monthly long term disability payments. Applicant must be personally and legally responsible for heating bill or rental payment (if heat is included in the rent)

 

PROGRAM: Tribal Senior or Disability Supplemental Income Plan

 

SERVICES: TRIBAL SENIOR AND DISABILITY SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME PLANS - Provides for limited assistance to enrolled KBIC members residing in Baraga County or on Marquette trust land. Funded by the KBIC Tribal Council.

 

ELIGIBILITY: SENIOR PLAN - Be an enrolled member of KBIC, age 62 or older, and physically reside in Baraga County, or the Marquette trust land – other conditions may apply.