Tribal citizens and all Alaska Natives or American Indians who reside in Tlingit & Haida’s service area and are recently unemployed or laid-off due to the Coronavirus crisis can seek assistance through several of the Tribe’s programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Child Care or General Assistance.
These programs can help with essential needs such as food, diapers & formula, clothing, shelter and utilities depending on eligibility.
For more information on eligibility requirements and service areas for each of our programs, refer to Tlingit & Haida’s
Resources for Tribal Citizens Living Out of State:
There are many tribal citizens in need that are not in our service area. Unfortunately, due to federal funding restrictions, many of Tlingit & Haida's services are only available to individuals and families that are Alaska Native or American Indian and reside within our service area, which is Southeast Alaska with the exception of a few village tribes that operate their own programs.
This is an unfortunate reality of administering restricted funds and an issue Tlingit & Haida is working hard to address by generating unrestricted revenues through its tribal business enterprises. Many tribes throughout the United States administer these same programs and provide services to Alaska Natives and American Indians in their service area.
For tribal citizens residing outside of Tlingit & Haida’s service area, please go to the
Bureau of Indian Affairs website
and locate the tribe nearest you to request assistance.