COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee has established the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program in response to the pandemic. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our AST community and wants nothing more than to help serve our people. With this being said, the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program is designed to help alleviate the risk of energy utility service disconnection (i.e. electricity, gas, propane or heating oil/wood).

The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program is a one-time payment of $300.00 for eligible AST enrolled tribal members. This service can be used as a credit or full payment for (1) energy bill. The Absentee Shawnee tribal members who meet the guidelines are eligible for this service. Any unpaid balances from previous residences, any re-connection fees or deposits of any kind that are not “energy costs” will not be paid.

The one-time payment of $300.00 will be made to the vendor (energy utility company). No payment or reimbursement will be made to the applicant. This one-time payment assistance will be used towards one (1) energy utility bill.

*For questions or additional information, please email: energyassistance@astribe.com or call AST Enrollment @ (405)275-4030.*

 

 

Program Summary: 

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee has established the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program in response to the pandemic. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our AST community and wants nothing more than to help serve our people. With this being said, the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program is designed to help alleviate the risk of energy utility service disconnection (i.e. electricity, gas, propane or heating oil/wood).

The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program is a one-time payment of $300.00 for eligible AST enrolled tribal members. This service can be used as a credit or full payment for (1) energy bill. The Absentee Shawnee tribal members who meet the guidelines are eligible for this service. Any unpaid balances from previous residences, any re-connection fees or deposits of any kind that are not “energy costs” will not be paid.

The one-time payment of $300.00 will be made to the vendor (energy utility company). No payment or reimbursement will be made to the applicant. This one-time payment assistance will be used towards one (1) energy utility bill.

*For questions or additional information, please email: energyassistance@astribe.com or call AST Enrollment @ (405)275-4030.*

 

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Application Submission Options: NO FAXES

Qualification Requirement: 

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Eligibility:
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2020
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a copy of AST tribal members updated CDIB card (attached to application)
  • Must complete the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program application for AST tribal member
  • Energy bill must be in the enrolled AST tribal member and/or spouse’s name (if in spouse’s name, spouse must reside in the home. AST member & spouse must attached driver’s license or state issued IDs)  NO EXCEPTIONS
  • All Applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2020
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Required Documents:
  • A completed COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program application
  • Copy of updated AST CDIB
  • Copy of Driver’s License or State issued ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed)
  • Copy of energy utility (payment) statement

Eligible Age: 

Must be 18 years of age or older, enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2020.

Application Dates: 

Application Acceptance Begins Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 8:00 AM CST -- Application Acceptance Ends Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 11:59 PM CST

Benefit: 

One-time payment of $300.00 for eligible AST enrolled tribal members

Service Area: 

NA