ARPA General Relief Fund

Program Details: 
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our Absentee Shawnee tribal members and wants nothing more than to help serve our people.

The ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members. All AST tribal members on the roll as of June 1st, 2021 will receive a one (1) time payment of $3,000.00.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 405-481-8625 or email arpahelp@astribe.com.

ARPA General Welfare Application Submission Options: NO FAXES
  • By snail mail to AST Enrollment Department, 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801 

  • By appointment with AST Enrollment Department  {Bldg. 1, second floor}

  • By email to, arpahelp@astribe.com

Qualification Requirement: 

ARPA General Welfare Eligibility:

  • Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2021
  • Must have a copy of AST tribal members current CDIB card (attached to application)
  • Must have a completed ARPA General Relief Fund application (one application per tribal member)
  • All applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Required Documents:​
  • Completed ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund application
  • Copy of updated CDIB card
  • Copy of Parent(s) CDIB and State ID
Children living with Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian or an Out-of-home placement, must provide:
  • CDIB and State ID for the adult applying on child(ren) behalf; and,
  • Custody Documentation (need minimum of 1 document indicating custody status)
  • Divorce Decree
  • Guardianship
  • Legal or Notarized Custody Agreement
  • Letter from Child(ren) School (Proof of Residency)
  • OKDHS Letter (TANF, Food Stamps, ect.)