Educational Excellence Initiative

It comes with great sadness to inform you the Educational Excellence Initiative Program has been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Department of Education does not have needed funds to run this program due to our difficult financial situation. For your information - Providence First Trust Fund money covers various items under the “Education” and “Welfare” sections,  if you choose to apply for it.  Jason Fuller from Providence First is aware that many of our tribal programs are on hold for the year. For more information, please visit


Youth Transportation IDA

Tribal youth between the ages of 13 and 17 are able to take advantage of a 1:1 match rate from Chi Ishobak for monthly savings contributions up to $25 for the purchase of an automobile. This program has a potential 60-month savings period which could result in $3,000 ($1,500 participant savings & $1,500 match funds) total savings for a new car. Teen Financial Wellness education is the second requirement to receive matching funds. This program helps our youth to create pathways to financial well-being, establish banking relationships, and empower the accomplishment of goals.

Items required for submission:

  • Youth Transportation IDA Application (below)


The W-9 form is only needed by Finance for direct payments to programs/institutions/services for activities/events.