General Assistance

General/Burial/Emergency Disaster/Direct Employment Assistance

Direct Employment Assistance: This program provides funding for employment assistance to qualified applicants of labor-market-age to obtain and retain full-time employment. Enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and must reside in Ottawa County. Eligible for this program twice in a lifetime. Review the following application to see if you meet the criteria for this assistance. 

General Assistance: The goal of the General Assistance program is to increase self-sufficiency. Each General Assistance recipient must work with the social services worker to develop and sign an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISP). Must be low income, must reside in Ottawa County. The plan must outline the specific steps the individual will take to increase independence by meeting the goal of employment. 

Emergency Disaster Assistance: Emergency assistance for essential needs to prevent hardship caused by burnout, flooding of homes, or other life-threatening situations that may cause loss or damage of personal possessions. Must be low income, must reside in Ottawa County. 

Burial Assistance: Burial Assistance means a financial assistance payment made on behalf of an indigent Indian who meets the eligibility criteria to provide minimum burial expenses according to Bureau payment standards established by the Assistant secretary. 

All applications are available online on the Quapaw Nation Website at Please contact Susan Hollon at 918.238.3152 for assistance.