Tribal Citizen Services (Social Services)

Burial Assistance Financial Support

The Wiyot Tribe provides to enrolled Tribal Citizens some financial support due to the passing of a family member. Requests for this support must be made within three months of the date of passing.

To apply, complete and return the application with required supporting documentation to Peggy at Health & Human Services Department, 1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, or call her for more information at 707-733-5055.

Burial Assistance Support Application

 

Fishing & Hunting Permit Reimbursement

Our fishing & hunting license reimbursement program was created to encourage traditional fishing and hunting practices.   The Tribe will reimburse 1 fishing and 1 hunting license per enrolled Wiyot household per calendar year (January 1st to December 31st).  To receive the reimbursement the enrolled Tribal Citizen must submit the receipt or license showing the home address and include contact information.  These requests are usually processed within 1-2 weeks from the date submitted.

To apply, complete and return the application with required supporting documentation to Peggy at Health & Human Services Department, 1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, or call her for more information at 707-733-5055.

Fishing & Hunting Reimbursement Form


School Supplies & Clothes Support

To support our children and their families, the Wiyot Tribe is pleased to offer $150.00 for school clothes, and either $20 (K-6) or $40 (7-12) for supplies per child. The child must be an enrolled Citizen of the Wiyot Tribe.  These funds must be requested by the child’s Legal Guardian and the form must be accompanied by the proof of school enrollment.  Once the application is submitted the funds will be released the following Friday after the application has been deemed complete by the Health and Human Service Department.  The Legal Guardian must return receipts for the expended funds for school supplies and/or School clothes by November 1, 2020. Failure to submit the receipts will result in ineligibility for the program in future years.

To apply, complete and return the application with required supporting documentation to Peggy at Health & Human Services Department, 1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, or call her for more information at 707-733-5055.

School Supplies & Clothes Reimbursement Request Form


Chimney Cleaning Reimbursement

As to promote fire safety, the Wiyot Tribe is pleased to offer to all enrolled Wiyot households a chimney cleaning reimbursement. The Tribe will reimburse up to $100.00 once-per-year (Jan 1st to Dec 31st) towards a chimney cleaning based on receipt of completed service or receipt of equipment rental should a homeowner do the cleaning themselves.

To apply, complete and return the application with required supporting documentation to Peggy at Health & Human Services Department, 1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, or call her for more information at 707-733-5055.

Chimney Cleaning Reimbursement Request Form


Garbage Pick-up Reimbursement

The Wiyot Tribe is pleased to offer to all enrolled Wiyot households outside Table Bluff Reservation a reimbursement up to $100.00 once-per-year (Jan 1st to Dec 31st) towards garbage removal from their home.

To apply, complete and return the application with required supporting documentation to Peggy at Health & Human Services Department, 1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, or call her for more information at 707-733-5055.

Garbage Pick-up Reimbursement Request


Revenue Sharing Trust Fund Disbursement Loan

The Wiyot Tribe provides to enrolled adult (age 18+) Citizens the opportunity to take out a small loan not to exceed $200.00 and limited to the set-aside amount of $1,000.00 as funds are available. To further qualify, the enrolled adult member must: 1) satisfy any outstanding amounts due to the Tribe (including by not limited to water bills, garbage bills and fines); 2) understand that the total amount of this advance plus a simple interest of one-half percent per month, or 6% per annum is to be recovered by the Tribe; 3) understand that there is a 12-month wait from the date that the loan is repaid in full before becoming eligible for another loan; and 4) understand that to be eligible for any other loans or advances their RSTF advance must be paid off for 12 months and all other charges incurred must be kept current for a period of 90 days.  After that time, the enrolled adult member may reapply for an advance as funds are available.

To apply, complete and return the application with required supporting documentation to Peggy at Health & Human Services Department, 1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, or call her for more information at 707-733-5055.

RSTF Loan Application


Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Northern California Indian Development Council and the Wiyot Tribe understands low-income households in meeting their home energy costs.  For enrolled Tribal Citizens who need financial assistance in providing their home with electricity and fuel, the Wiyot Tribe assists with the collection of applications and working with the LIHEAP program to process your request. The benefit of this program is based on household income.

To apply, complete and return the application with required supporting documentation to Peggy at Health & Human Services Department, 1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, or call her for more information at 707-733-5055.

LIHEAP Application


OUTSIDE RESOURCES

Tribal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

The Wiyot Tribe has partnered with California Tribal TANF Partnership to provide our enrolled Wiyot Tribal Citizens with temporary tools and support to assist you with your goals to a healthier and happier life. TANF provides the following temporary services – “cash assistance, educational activities designed to increase the family self-sufficiency, welfare diversion assistance, and supportive services”. To qualify, the client must “show proof of their county of residence, that their children are members of a federally recognized tribe or a descendant of the California Indian Judgment Rolls and that the family income does not exceed allowable limits”.

Contact the Eureka TANF Office directly for more information:

California Tribal TANF Partnership
636 H St
Eureka, CA 95501
707-476-0344

TANF COVID Support Application --- DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2021


USDA Rural Development Single Home Repair Loan

For more information, contact: 430 G Street, # 4169, Davis, CA 95616-4169, Voice: (530) 792-5800, Fax: (855) 327-7558

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FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

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