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Lac Courte Oreilles

Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe

Tribal Members

We, the Anishinabeg, the people of Odaawaa-Zaaga’iganiing, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, will sustain our heritage, preserving our past, strengthening our present, and embracing our future. We will defend our inherent sovereign rights and safeguard Mother Earth. We will provide for the educational, health, social welfare, and economic stability of the present and future generations.

Hardship/Donation Request Application & Procedure

On January 23, 2023, the Tribal Governing Board, by official action, approved a new process for requesting donation requests. You can find more information about this article by clicking here.

Application Procedure

  • Requester must apply to Tribal Assistance Programs before submitting the Hardship Application to TGB Administrative staff for consideration. A list of programs has been provided and will also be given to the Requestor.
  • If deemed ineligible, attach proof of denial to the Hardship Application.
  • All requests for hardship assistance must be requested on the “Application for Hardship Assistance” form with required documentation attached. The following are exemptions to using the form:
  • Emergency gas vouchers. Some people have received numerous gas vouchers and are under the impression that gas vouchers are a “Program”. When a person has repeated requests for gas vouchers, they will be directed to the appropriate programs.
  • Immediate emergencies (not “pending” emergencies such as evictions, disconnection of utilities, etc.)
  • Hardship must be verifiable. Proof of hardship is a requirement for all applicants.
  • Proof of search for permanent housing and work searches may be required in some circumstances.
  • Approved Hardship Assistance will not be paid directly to the Applicant. A check will be mailed to the documented, and verified, vendor attached to the Application.

Summary LCO Tribal Assistance Programs

Hardship Application

Work Search Form

Proof of Search for Permanent Housing