Through a variety of social services programs, AVCP offers support and assistance to tribal members who need some help in order to prevent people from falling into the cycle of extreme financial hardship that is even more difficult to recover from.
Through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance Program, AVCP provides temporary financial assistance to eligible households to help cover essential needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and utilities.
In order to participate in the program, recipient must be
A member of a tribe that has compacted this service with AVCP;
Able to demonstrate insufficient resources and income to meet their essential needs;
Able to demonstrate insufficient resources and income to meet their essential needs; and
Complete a monthly recertification.
Submit a complete application
Provide proof of financial need (i.e. income statements, bank statements, pay stub, etc.)
Provide identification (birth certificate, driver’s license, tribal ID)
“AVCP has helped many people before they end up in a financial crisis.
There’s no shame in applying for assistance before it’s a dire situation.”
Frequently Asked Questions
A: No, children are not a requirement to participate in the General Assistance program.
A: Contact AVCP’s Family Resources department at (907) 543-8717 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to check the status of your tribe.
A: Each situation is unique and your eligibility will depend on your housing and financial situation. Please contact AVCP to discuss your situation and see if you qualify.