Indian Child Welfare

The Indian Child Welfare Program has been administered by the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma for the last year by Program Director, Tracy Coach.  The Peoria Tribe is fulfilling the requirements for the Miami Agency’s service area.   The Program has participated in a number of activities and attended several different training sessions, and was able to close some of the open cases in both state and federal court.

The activities that the Program is involved in are as follows:

  1. Participated in Ottawa County Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) case staffing.

    Tracy Coach

    Tracy Coach
    ICW Director

  2. Conducted/Participated in monthly Tribal Child Protection Team (CPT) meetings.
  3. Participated in monthly court proceedings in the Court of Indian Offenses (CFR Court).
  4. Performed home studies and developed case plans for Tribal cases and Tribal foster homes.
  5. Attended case review hearings in State and Federal Courts.
  6. Attended suspected Abuse and Neglect (A&N) meetings held by the Northeastern Tribal Health System.
  7. Participated in General Council Meeting.
  8. Assisted the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, the Miami Nation and the Eastern Shawnee Tribe with Indian Child Welfare related case work.
  9. Monitoring of cases for Tribal children outside Oklahoma.
  10. Participated in telephonic hearings involving Peoria children and families.
  11. Attended the annual Child Abuse Symposium in Huntsville, AL.
  12. Planned and participated in the “Week of the Young Child”.
  13. Attended the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association Quarterly Meetings.
  14. Attended the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association Annual Training.
  15. Attended Foster Home, MDT & Child Abuse Trainings.
  16. Participated in Treatment Team meetings.
  17. Conducted transfer of Peoria Tribe Indian Child Welfare case from state court to Court of Indian Offenses (CFR).

The Indian Child Welfare Program will help in any way possible for those Tribal members needing assistance.  Assistance can be obtained by contacting Tracy at 918-540-2535 Ext. 19; 1-800-259-9987; cell 918-533-0054.  The mailing address is The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Attn: Indian Child Welfare, P. O. Box 1527, Miami, OK, 74355.  The physical address is 118 South Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, OK.

 

Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

Unfortunately, we are not accepting new applications at this time. Please check with other CCDF Programs in the area. We will update this page with changes. 

 

 

Tracy Anderson Child Care Director

Mandie Ferguson, CCDF Assistant

Parents Application – for assistance for child care  Please fill in all appropriate boxes for example, Social Security Numbers & address of day care provider. If these are not filled in it is considered an incomplete application.

Child Care Provider Packet – for child care provider

Income Tax Return Form – use only if you did not file a tax return

Client Employment Verification – use only if you did not get a letter from your employment stating your work schedule. Letter needs to be on letterhead or notarized.

Notarized Statement of Residence

Changing Providers Packet

Recertification Application

The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Child Care grant is funded through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF).  This program is to provide childcare services and activities to improve the availability and quality of childcare.  This allows the Tribe to assist Tribal members and other Native Americans with the financial burden of childcare.  Every family is obligated to pay a co-pay to the provider based on monthly income.  Parents are able to choose their provider from among those approved by the State and Tribe.

  The guidelines for the CCDF program are:

  • Someone in the household has to be a member of any federally recognized Tribe.  The child(ren) does not have to be Indian.
  • Live within a 100 radius of the Peoria Tribal Headquarters in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.
  • Fall within the income guidelines (example: a family of 5 and their monthly income is $5029.00 – $5604.00, their co-pay would be $90.00 per month per child). The maximum monthly income amount for a family of five is $5604.00
  • Provide previous year federal income tax return.  We will use the adjusted gross income after deductions, (some deductions are added back in) from your tax return to get your monthly income.  There are hardship deductions that the Tribe deducts from your income.  The deductions are $1000.00 deducted per caregiver in the household (max. $2000.00) and $600.00 hardship per child.  The children must be reported on your federal tax return, in order to claim them as part of the family household.  There are exceptions for the children not being on your tax return.  If parents are divorced and they alternate years to claim the children (Must submit legal stating that).  If your child wasn’t born in the previous year, therefore, the child will not be on your taxes.
  • Provide proof of residence (utility bill or lease)
  • Provide copies of social security cards for all household members.
  • Birth certificates and immunizations cards for all children who will be attending daycare.
  • Verification of work or school schedule.
  • Recertification is annually
  • The CCDF program can only pay if the parent is working or attending school. The CCDF program cannot pay for childcare for school-age children during the hours that school is in session.

If you have questions, contact Tracy Anderson at (918) 540-2535 or 1-800-259-9987.

Submitted by:

Tracy Anderson

CCDF Director

Children’s Christmas Party

2020 Peoria Tribe Children’s Christmas Party

All Peoria Tribal members are invited to attend the 2020 Peoria Children’s Christmas Party.

When: December 12th

Where:  The Peoria Showplace  (Entrance on west side)