The Tribal Assistance Program is a general welfare assistance program. The application period begins October 1st and ends September 30th. This program operates on a first come first serve basis depending on availability of funds. Tribal citizens are eligible for this program once per fiscal year.



Tribal citizens must choose only one of the below listed options per fiscal year.

  • Clothing $300 Applicants are required to submit receipts for the items purchased.
  • Food $300

Unapproved grocery purchases include: makeup, jewelry, perfume, hair products, tobacco and alcohol products. Applicants are required to submit receipt for items purchased.

  • Utility $300

Tribal citizen must be 18 years old or older to receive utility assistance and attach a utility bill in the tribal citizen’s name. Be aware when submitting cut off notices for utilities: it will take 7-10 business days before a check will be mailed to utility vendor. Delaware Nation is not responsible for disconnections, late fees or reconnect fees.


  • Glasses up to $400 for tribal citizens (0-59). Reimbursements are now allowable. A paid receipt/invoice must be attached to the application. Payment for glasses must occur in the current fiscal year.
Deadlines: None – Applications are taken October 1st – September 30th as long as funds are available
  • Please complete and sign the TAP application and submit all required documents.
  • All applications must have a bill or invoice in the tribal citizen’s name if you are applying for UTILITIES.
  • Minors (under 18) cannot apply for utilities.
  • Receipts must be submitted for clothing and food assistance purchases in order to be eligible for the next fiscal year.
Service Areas: Nationwide
Funded By: RAP Funds