Do you know how to access your benefits? Here is the list!
There are many benefits available to you as a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. Most are open to anyone, no matter where you live. Some benefits are funded by federal grants and have some limits based on geography. For a full list of benefits, visit sctribe.com/services/. Here are some highlights:
Emergency Funds Up to $500 per year is available to help with rent, house repairs, medical bills, or financial hardship. Call 918-791-6025 for more information.
Hearing Aids Up to $1,400 per year is available to help pay for hearing aids. Call 918-791-6025 for more information.
Optical Benefits Up to $500 is available a year to help pay for eyeglasses or eye exams. Call 918-791-6025 for more information.
Dental Benefits Money is available to help pay for dental treatment, braces, and dentures. Call 918-791-6025 for more information.
The Northeastern Tribal Health System (NTHS) The NTHS is a healthcare system for all native people. Located at 7600 S. HWY 69-A Miami, OK 74354. Call (918) 542-1655 for more information.
Tribal Elder Benefits Up to $2,500 per year is available to those 55 years or older, who have been a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation for no less than 20 years. Call 918-791-6025 for more information.
Bereavement Funds Money is available to help pay for funeral and burial expenses. An application must be made within six months of death. Call 918-791-6025 for more information.
Child Care Development Fund Funds are available to help families have access to high-quality child care. The child care program is funded by a federal grant and is limited to those living within 100 miles of Grove, OK. Contact Kylee Williams at 918-787-5452 Ext. 6056.
Youth Fellowship $400 is available per student grades Pre K-12 to buy school clothing. Call 918-787-5452 Ext. 6041 for more information.
High School Senior Fellowship Fund Up to $500 is available to help pay for student’s cap, gown, graduation announcements, senior pictures, class ring, ACT/SAT fees, and any other senior-related cost associated with college entry. Call 918-787-5452 Ext. 6041 for more information.
Education Fellowship Fund Scholarships to pay for higher education expenses are available. These funds can be used to attend an accredited college, university, trade, or vocational training school. These programs are under Michelle Morris at (918) 787-5452 Ext. 6041.
NAHASDA Housing Funds are available for household repairs and rental assistance. This is a federally funded program that has geographic restrictions. Contact Ray Jones at 918-791-6060 for more information.
The Seneca Cayuga Wellness Center The wellness center is a 24-hour fitness facility located at the nation tribal offices (23701 S 655 Rd, Grove, OK 74344). It is equipped with fitness equipment, showers, and lockers. Call Mike at 918-791-6051 for more information.
Employment The Seneca-Cayuga Nation and Tobacco Company have various job openings throughout the year. Call (918) 787-5452 for Carol Brown Ext. 6036 or Christy Jones Ext. 6037. Grand Lake Casino also has job openings throughout the year. Please contact Tony Gonzalez (918)-786-8528 Ext. 152 or Todd Barnes Ext. 153.
Food Distribution Program The Food Distribution Program is a federally funded effort to provide food to qualifying households within a specific geographic area around Miami, OK. Call (918)542-3443 for more information.
Substance Abuse Program Various substance abuse and mental health treatments are available to tribe members. Call 918-787-5452 Ext. 6045 for more information.
Tag Office The Seneca-Cayuga Tag Office offers tags to Oklahoma Seneca-Cayuga Members. Call (918) 787-5452 ext. 6027 or 6028 for more information.
Elder Nutrition Program Seneca-Cayuga Tribe Members ages 52, along with their spouse, can eat for free at the AOA. Members of other tribes over 60 can eat for free. Anyone can buy a meal for $8. Mealtimes are 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday-Thursday and 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Friday. The AOA is located at 23711 S. 655 Road Grove, OK 74344. Call 918-787-5452 ext. 6052 for more information.
How are benefits funded?
The Seneca-Cayuga Nation funds all operations and most programs using money earned by Grand Lake Casino and other tribe owned businesses. Federal grants fund some programs. Federal grants have various restrictions on how money can be used, which is why some programs can only be used by people living in certain areas or who meet other requirements.