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TRIBAL MEMBER REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES/SCHOOL CLOTHES

 Program Description

The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has established a program for reimbursement of school supplies or clothes for members of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma who are currently enrolled in grades K through 12.  This will be an annual program subject to budget approval each year by the Peoria Tribal Business Committee.

The maximum amount per eligible student per school year is $500.  Reimbursements will be made in accordance with the following Guidelines and made payable to the parent/guardian submitting the application.  Reimbursement checks will be mailed to the address as listed on the application.

Examples of costs allowable for reimbursement under this program include paper, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, shoes, clothes, school uniforms, lab fees, activity fees, summer school fees, or other fees charged by the school system.  All costs must be itemized on a printed receipt and submitted with the Program Application.

All applications for reimbursements must be submitted to the Education Director at the Peoria Tribal Office. Only one application will be accepted per student per period. Each student can only be reimbursed for 2 of the 3 periods not to exceed $500. Applications will be processed in three (3) periods with payments made on schedule outlined below:  (Ex. An application received on August 4, 2013 will be processed and payment will go out in the mail by November 20, 2013.)

PERIOD

PAYMENT PROCESS DATE

July 1st through October 30th

November 20th

November 1st through February 28th

March 20th

March 1st through June 30th

July 20th

Any incomplete applications or postage due Applications will not be accepted and will be returned for your completion.

Guidelines

§  Student must be an enrolled member of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

§  Must provide with application a copy of the student’s tribal membership card.

§  Student must be currently enrolled in grades K-12.

§  Must provide original letter on official letterhead from school certifying the student’s enrollment for current school year.

 

§  Must provide original receipts for purchases showing description of items purchased, and cost per item.

§  The maximum annual amount to be reimbursed per student is $500 and will be made payable to the parent/guardian submitting the Program Application.

 

 

Submitted by:
Mandie Ferguson
Education Program Director 

118 S. Eight Tribes Trail
P.O. Box 1527
Miami, Oklahoma 74355
918.540.2535 Telephone 918.540.2538 Fax