Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is a federally recognized Indian/Native American Tribal Government that has provided two AFI grants since 2009, with the objective of empowering low-income individuals and families to become economically self-sufficient in the long term.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma emphasizes homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization, with the goals of assisting individuals and families gain financial skills and make asset purchases, thus allowing them to achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. This grantee has been successful in hiring experienced staff, collaborating with other successful programs to develop strong partnerships, and recruiting participants.
Partners for Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma include Choctaw Nation Career Development, Chahta Foundation, First United Bank, Choctaw Housing Authority, Kiamichi Technology Centers, Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, Kibois Community Action Foundation, Inc., Thinking Media (WorkKeys), Big Five Community Services, Inc., and INCA Community Services, Inc., providing financial literacy education, technical assistance to partners, local trainings for participants, program evaluation, financial planning, asset-specific training, individualized counseling, and free tax preparation.
Assets for Independence Grant History
Choctaw Career Assets for Independence Program
338 IDAs have been opened.
280 participants have received financial education.
$363,891 saved by participants.
95 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $800,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma targets eligible Choctaw members across the United States, especially those living in 10.5 counties in southeastern Oklahoma: Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes (half), Latimer, LaFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha. This grantee also targets individuals who have completed vocational education under the Choctaw Career Development program.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
PO Box 1210 Durant, OK 74702