Utility Assistance Program

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee has established the COVID-19 Utility 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 Utility Assistance Program is designed to help alleviate the risk of energy utility service disconnection (i.e. electricity, gas, propane, water).
The COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program is a one-time payment of $400.00 for eligible AST enrolled tribal members. This service can be used as a credit or full payment for (1) utility 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 “Utility costs” will not be paid.
The one-time payment of $400.00 will be made to the vendor (utility company). No payment or reimbursement will be made to the applicant. This one-time payment assistance will be used towards one (1) utility bill.
*For questions or additional information, please email: utilityassistance@astribe.com or call AST CARES line @ 405.481.8625.*
COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program Dates:
Application Acceptance Begins Monday, May 3rd, 2021 @ 8:00 AM CST
Application Acceptance Ends Friday, June 4th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM CST
 
A completed COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program application (online or PDF)
Copy of updated AST CDIB
Copy of Driver’s License or State issued ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed)
Copy of full and most  current utility bill (name must match what's on your CDIB)
 
COVID-19 Utility 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 on or before June 1st, 2020
Must have a copy of AST tribal members updated CDIB card (attached to application)
Must complete the COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program application for AST tribal member
Utility 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 June 4th, 2021 by 11:59 CST
 
COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Submission Options: NO FAXES
By snail mail to AST Enrollment Department, 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801 PDF Download
By AST website electronic application (strongly suggested)
By appointment with AST Enrollment Department
By email to utilityassistance@astribe.com 
Downloadable application PDF Download