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Financial Assistance

Central Council administers several financial assistance programs. To apply for services, please complete and return an application for services. The following are Central Council's financial assistance programs:

Burial Assistance: This is an indigent burial program available only in absence of other resources. An application will be accepted from the surviving spouse or if none, the relative responsible for making the arrangements. Assistance from other sources is deducted from qualifying funding amount. Direct payments are made to the mortuary performing the burial service. Eligibility Requirements | Burial Assistance Application

For more information, please contact: 477 Employment & Training | Burial Assistance
Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7332 | Local: 907.463.7332 | Fax: 877.333.3449

Elderly Emergency Assistance: Provides emergency financial assistance to elderly tribal citizens who have urgent personal needs related to a disastrous event such as fire, death, illness or an extenuating circumstance such as utility shut-off notices, emergency medical need, or burial expenses.

The program provides limited emergency financial assistance (per availability of funding) to tribal elders who are experiencing a crisis or extenuating circumstance.This is a one-time service limit per applicant, per calendar year and is open to all communities. Eligibility Requirements | Elderly Emergency Assistance Application

For more information, please contact Tribal Family & Youth Services | Elderly Services:  Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7131 or 7168 | Local: 907.463.7131 | Fax: 907.885.0032

General Assistance: Designed to provide financial assistance to eligible Alaska Natives and American Indians for essential needs, which are food, clothing, shelter, and utilities. General Assistance (GA) payments are not intended to pay off bills, credit card debts, vehicle/snow machine loans, etc. GA payments are only to be used to pay verified actual/month expense amounts.

The goal of the General Assistance program is to increase self-sufficiency. Each GA recipient must work with an assigned 477 caseworker to develop and sign an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISP). The plan must outline the specific steps the individual will take to increase independence by meeting the goal of employment. The caseworker develops a case plan and focuses on assisting the client toward self-sufficiency. Eligibility Requirements | Application for Services

The Juneau Resource Directory is a list of emergency and non-emergency resources available in Juneau.

For more information, please contact: Employment & Training | General Assistance
Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7332 | Local: 907.463.7332 | Fax: 877.333.3449

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Designed to assist families with dependent children to become self-sufficient. TANF provides financial assistance to families while emphasizing work participation, education, family stability and responsibility. We identify and focus on employment goals, economic and social obstacles, and the health, safety and well-being of children and families. Caseworkers monitor families as they move through their Tribal Service Plan toward their ultimate goal of self-sufficiency and independence from program services. Eligible families have a 60 month lifetime limit. Eligibility Requirements | Application for Services

For more information, please contact: 477 TANF
Juneau: 907.463.7158 | Fax: 907.885.0038
Ketchikan: 907.225.2033 | Fax: 888.808.7480
Sitka: 907.747.3790 | Fax: 888.420.4417