Applications for benefits from new members can only be accepted once the enrollment process is complete and you have received your official notice of enrollment.Prior to this you will not appear on the service list as eligible to receive benefits.
The General Resources Department of the Snoqualmie Tribal Government administers benefits of Snoqualmie Tribal Members. In this section you will find information and forms needed to access the benefits available to Tribal Members.
Effective immediately: The submission deadline for weekly applications will be moved to 5PM on Wednesdays for the Education, Housing, and General Resources Department. Applications received by the Wednesday deadline will be processed for a check on the following Friday. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through an increase in volume of applications. (This deadline change does not affect the monthly GW Consolidated Assistance distributions)
COVID-19 Home Test Kits
Tribal Members and Tribal Staff, have you or someone living in your household been affected by COVID-19? If so, the Tribe will provide at-home COVID test kits on request.
Forms and Documents:
Gas Discount Cards for Tribal Members and Tribal Staff
Gas discount cards are good at the Crescent Market at Snoqualmie. Gas Card Requests are mailed out once a week on Mondays.
First requests for new Tribal Members or new staff will receive 2 cards: one for personal use and one for others in your household.
Tribal Members and Staff are eligible for one replacement card if a card has been lost, stolen, or damaged.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Small Tribes of Western Washington (STOWW)-Snoqualmie Tribe-Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is an income based program.
Applications are reviewed and approved by the Snoqualmie Tribe Housing Dept with funding being distributed by STOWW directly to the eligible vendor. The amount of funding is distributed based on income and household size.
Required: Completed application, proof of income, and a recent copy of an Energy bill.
Use the Tribal Services Change Form to update your contact information, address, income and other information necessary to access your benefits. | Tribal Services Change Form (PDF)
Tribal Members must have a current W-9 on file to access benefits. | IRS W-9 Form (PDF)
Tribal Members can take delivery of vehicles on reservation/trust land and avoid State sales/use taxes. | Retail Sales/Use Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF)
In-Home Healthcare Program
The Snoqualmie Tribal Council has launched a temporary benefit while the Tribal State of Emergency remains in place for all adult enrolled Tribal Members. The Snoqualmie Tribal Council recognizes that Snoqualmie Tribal Members who are referred to a skilled nursing or assisted living facilities may face undue costs and greater risks of contracting COVID-19 with this in mind the Snoqualmie Tribal Council has approved a Tribal Healthcare In-Home Care program.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe provides In-Home Care services to Tribal Members up to $15,000 (fifteen thousand) per fiscal year to assist with bridging the gap in healthcare services and funding. This program is intended to run only while the Tribe’s State of Emergency remains in effect.
The purpose of In-Home Care is to provide short-term assistance to an enrolled Adult Snoqualmie Tribal Member who is recovering from a major medical event, surgery, or in need of hospice/end of life care. The level and type of service is to be determined by the Tribal Member’s Primary Care Provider (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant) and is based upon temporary impairment due to functional limitations and an inability to perform the normal activities for daily living. This program is intended as a payer of last resort after healthcare insurance. An application is required from the Tribal Member and from the Vendor who will be providing licensed care.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s Emergency Assistance Program provides short term financial assistance to help adult enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Members through a crisis or transition. Tribal members can receive up to $1,500.00 (one thousand five hundred dollars) in assistance, per fiscal year (October 1- September 30).
The objectives of this Program are:
- To provide emergency financial support for Adult Snoqualmie Tribal Members, who find themselves in need, who are unable to resolve that need without assistance, and who are unable to quickly get that emergency assistance from other sources.
- An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment.
As of November 10, 2021: Advances have increased to $500 and a new list of Eligible expenses has been released.
- Emergency Assistance Application(Downloadable PDF)
- Emergency Assistance Application (Eform)
- List of Eligible and Ineligible Items (Downloadable PDF)
Home Repair & Improvement Assistance UPDATED
To be eligible to receive this benefit, you must be: An adult enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Member 18 years of age or older; the homeowner of the residence where the repair will take place; and occupying that home more than 51% of the year as their principal residence.
The following are ineligible to receive the Benefit: 1 – Tribal Members who rent but do not own their home, 2 – Households with a minor Snoqualmie Indian child, without an Adult Tribal Member. 3 – Secondary homes, such as vacation homes or rental/investment properties.
This Program provides a benefit to adult Tribal Member homeowners in the area of home repairs and improvements, up to $10,000 per eligible Tribal Member every three (3) years.
- Letter from Tribal Council (PDF)
- Home Repair & Improvement Assistance Application (PDF)
- USDA Makes Grants Available to Help People in Rural Washington Repair Their Homes Damaged Fire, Flood, or Severe Storm in 2022
Angelina Holverstott or Peyton Titus
425.888.6551 ext. 4010 or 3011
Down Payment Assistance UPDATED
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe provides a one-time benefit up to $20,000 USD (twenty thousand dollars) for down payment assistance to adult eligible Tribal Members (18 or over) to be used towards down payment and closing costs on the purchase of an eligible home for primary residency. This benefit can be used towards down payment and closing costs on the purchase of an eligible home for primary residency. Eligible homes include: new Standard Home, Mobile Home (expressly excludes RVs, campers, and Fifth Wheels), Manufactured Home, Prefabricated home, Construction Loan of a new build (does not include purchase of land), or a Rent-to-Own (restricted to the second stage when applying for the loan in the conveying of ownership). A qualifying appraisal is required for all purchases.
Angelina Holverstott or Peyton Titus
425.888.6551 ext. 4010 or 3011
HUD Housing and Stability Program
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe recognizes the need to develop a program that assists low-income tribal members whose needs cannot be met through the existing housing programs. The Snoqualmie Tribal Council hereby establishes the HUD Rental and Utility Assistance Program (“Program”). The Housing Department will implement the Program in a manner consistent with the overall mission of the Tribe. The objectives of the program are:
- To provide rental/mortgage assistance to eligible low-income Indian households.
- To provide rental/mortgage and utility assistance to eligible elderly and disabled Indian households.
- To provide reasonable home modification options for Elders – Independent Living “Aging in place”
This application is governed by the HUD Rental Assistance Program Policy, which contains eligibility requirements and limitations
of the Program. The Prog
P.O. Box 969
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Fax: (206) 984-1586
Mortgage Relief and Homeowners Assistance
Due to the COVID- 19 State of emergency, we want to ensure that tribal members can sustain their housing during this pandemic. The Tribal Council of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe hereby establishes the Mortgage Relief and Homeowners Assistance program that will provide funding to assist homeowners who cannot pay their mortgage or are in jeopardy of foreclosure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program will provide SHORT TERM assistance to eligible Native American Families (With the Preference to Snoqualmie Tribe) who wish to reside in safe, healthy, affordable housing and whose need is temporary from loss of income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those that have experienced financial hardship since January 21, 2020 and are have incomes equal to or less than 150% of the area income limit may apply. This Program will be carried out by the Housing Department under the requirements, rules, and regulations of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), using the funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and funding provided by the U.S. Treasury Department, under section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
General Welfare Child Care UPDATED
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe provides a monthly child care assistance benefit to offset the cost of child care for eligible Snoqualmie Tribal children. The child care assistance benefit is subject to change at any time based on market rate surveys and availability of funds, as may be determined by the Tribe.
This benefit may be used toward the cost of part-time or full-time child care for children aged birth-12, depending on your Assistance Need. You will be approved for a maximum of part-time care if any adult in the household works part-time or is a part-time student.
Your household must demonstrate an Assistance Need, which is established when each adult living your home can show the need for child care by providing proof of participation in one or more of the following: employment/active job search, education/training, and/or if the child is a SICW placement in dependence status.
This benefit must be used toward the following: To pay a licensed facility, licensed group/family home, or approved in-home or relative care provider for care provider for eligible child(ren).
This assistance cannot be used towards summer camps, summer school, or early education tuition.
General Welfare Childcare Update 8/24/2020: NEW rates have been approved for September 2020 forward to be competitive with state rates. Also the Tribal Council has waived thru December 31, 2020 the assistance need requirement of the program- parent/guardian applicants no longer are required to be working or in school to access the benefit. All Tribal Members in need of childcare or a provider to oversee with distance learning or homeschooling are eligible to apply. No changes have been made to the application.
- Child Care Pre-Assessment Form (PDF)
- General Welfare Child Care Assistance Application (PDF)
- General Welfare Child Care Assistance Provider Check-Off Sheet (PDF)
- Child Care Services Reservation Request Form for May Meeting (PDF)
425-888-6551 ext. 6221
Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) - Child Care & Early Learning Program
New Grant Plan effective May 1, 2023
The Tribe offers three programs a certificate/voucher program, Tribally Operated Center, and contractual spots
Program 1: Tribally Operated Center
- Native families who meet the Tribe’s grant eligibility requirements and register to attend the Snoqualmie Tribe Child Development Center-Bright Horizon are able to attend tuition free.
- The Tribe’s Center is located at 9575 Ethan Wade Way Se Snoqualmie WA 98065 and currently services infants, toddlers, preschool, and kPrep(up to age 6).
- The Tribe’s Center currently offers full-time, part-time, and drop in care M-F.
- To schedule a tour, get additional information, or register for a spot please use the link Snoqualmie, WA Daycare & Preschool | Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Child Development Center (brighthorizons.com) or contact our Center Director (information below) Native Families attending the Center are still required to fill out a CCDF family application below in addition to registering with the Center.
Program 2: Certificate/Voucher Program
The Tribe currently is accepting applications and has available childcare vouchers for eligible applicants for Fiscal Year 2024.
The Tribe’s CCDF program can cover costs associated with the following:
- Child Care- Licensed Facility or licensed family/group home
- Early Learning tuition-State Licensed Center/Program/School must be under Kindergarten grade level
- Before & After School Care Licensed Care
To qualify the applicant must:
- The applicant and child must be a Native family residing in North King county or be an enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Member living in King, Snohomish, or Pierce county. The Snoqualmie Tribe serves all Natives in northern King County (north of I-90) and serves only Snoqualmie Tribal Members in south King County.
- The minor for which services are being rendered must be: enrolled or pending enrollment in a U.S Federal recognized Tribe. Proof of enrollment or letter from the Minor’s Tribe stating pending enrollment is required at time of application.
- Must reapply every 16 months and utilize a provider that meets the criteria below.
To qualify the provider/school/program must:
- Be a state licensed child care or early learning program
- Must be willing to accept 3rd party payments by the Tribe, this program allows for limited reimbursements;
- Must be willing to provide invoices and/or timesheet;
- Payment can be issued monthly or quarterly; but cannot be issued as a yearly lump sum; and
- All payments issued under this program follow standard guidelines with concerns to tax requirements for compensation for child care services or tuition. A 1099-MISC may be issued to the vendor.
- As part of the program there is a parent co-pay the co-pay is the portion of the monthly payment for which the parent is responsible for and get paid to the center/school/program directly. Co-payment amounts are based on an established sliding fee scale based on household income ranging from $0-$150 per child.
- Additional information regarding program eligibility and grant regulations/requirements can be found in the Tribe’s grant plan in the attachments below.
Program 3: Contractual Spots
- The Tribe’s CCDF program maintains contractual spots with childcare centers in the Snoqualmie Valley, including the Tribe’s Child Development Center. These spots are contractually obligated to remain vacant in order to serve Native Families who have emergency childcare needs, Native child who are in protective services, and Native families/child that are victims of DV. If you are a native family or Indian Child Welfare program who have exhausted all leads on locating a childcare facility that can render immidiate service please reach out regarding the our contractual spots.
Family Engagement Through Outreach and Consumer Education
- The below link can be used to search for State Licensed childcare providers in your area. The link will also provide you with information on their early curernting monitoring reports and staffing info.
- Looking for information on WA State Early Achievers Program please use the link below.
- If you are looking for the policies that govern a state licensed childcare facility including dispute process, how monitoring visits are conducted, background checks, fire inspections. Please use the link below to locate the policy or procedure you are interested in.
- Child Care Licensing Policies, Procedures, Tasks | Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families
- Need Assistance Applying for State Social and Health Services Program including TANF please see the links below for the process and application.
- Need Assistance Applying for Department of Health Resources like WIC (Women, Infants, Children) Supplemental Support Program
- Do you need assistance with formula, health/safety items, baby gear, or gentle used baby/children clothing. Please review the Tribe’s partnership with KidVantage and fill out a request form for items. You must be able to pick up items in Snoqualmie WA.
- Looking for more information on Child Development Research and Best Practices?
All families and providers are able to request a print copy of Caring Spaces at no cost. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy.
- Looking for additional resources on social emotional and behavioral issues and early childhood mental health. Please review our partner sites below.
- Children’s Health and Safety | Washington State Department of Health
- Early Support for Infants & Toddlers | Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families
- Health & Wellness | Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (snoqualmietribe.us) Snoqualmie Behavioral Health Services
- Individualized Education Programs (IEP) | Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds
- Insurance concerns. Washington State Health Care Authority offers EPSDT or Early and Periodic Screening diagnosis and treatment which is program to provide preventive and enhanced service coverage for anyone under 21 who is Apple Health eligible for more information on this program please revie the link below.
- Scope of care Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) | Washington State Health Care Authority
- Need additional information on development screenings for children please see the CDC website below.
- For a full review of the State Consumer Education Statement please visit the link below.
- Report Abuse and Neglect
Call 1-866-ENDHARM (1-866-363-4276*) if you: Suspect abuse or neglect of a vulnerable child or adult
- Bright Horizons 2023 Family Webinars
- Drop-in Care at Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Child Development Center
- Childcare/Early Learning Application for Families (PDF)
- Facility/Center Childcare/Early Learning Provider Application for Vendors (PDF)
- Snoqualmie Tribe Child Development Center – Register an Account Information for Families (PDF)
- Part-Time Schedule Option Update – 09/15/2022
- Grant Information
Child Care Grant and Services Administratorchildcare@snoqualmietribe.us425-888-6551 ext. 6234; Cell: 425-495-5493
Interim Center Director
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Child Development Center
KidVantage NW (Formerly Baby Corner)
KidVantage NW is a non-profit organization that assists families in search of special items that may not be affordable or within their budget. All items are donated so inventory may vary.
425-888-6551 ext. 6221
Elder's Birthday Gift
- Current W-9 must be on file.
Funeral & Burial Services
To provide assistance to the family in making final arrangements for the resting place of a deceased Snoqualmie Tribal Member.
- Deceased enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal member and/or enrolled Snoqualmie minor child(ren).
- The applicant must be the Executor of the Estate and/or point of contact that has written authorization from the executor.
- Application must be submitted within 60 days of the date of passing.
- Death Certificate is required to be submitted to the Tribe within 60 days of passing.
- Funds will only be accessible within one calendar year of the original application.
- Burial & Funeral Assistance Pre-Planning Application (PDF)
- Burial & Funeral Assistance Application (PDF)
- Funeral Attendance Assistance Application (PDF)
425.888.6551 ext. 6221
Funeral Attendance Assistance
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s Funeral Attendance Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help adult enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Members attend a wake, funeral, burial, and other bereavement event(s). Tribal members can receive up to $1,000 (one thousand dollars) in assistance, per fiscal year (October 1-September 30), as set forth in the Funeral Attendance Assistance Policy.
Eligibility for the Funeral Attendance Assistance Program:
- Applicant must be an adult enrolled member of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
- The benefit is for individual use by the adult enrolled member.
- Funeral Attendance Assistance Application (Downloadable PDF)
- Funeral Attendance Assistance (Online Eform)
425.888.6551 ext. 6221
General Welfare Consolidated Assistance UPDATED
For new applicants and recertifications, the deadline to apply for this benefit is by the 10th of the month and your application must include all supporting documents to be considered complete. This requirement will be strictly enforced due to an increase in the volume of applications to ensure no delays in distributions. Applications after the 10th of the month will not be eligible until the following month. Retroactive payments are not eligible under any program.
If you move, you have 14 days to notify the department and submit a new Consolidated Assistance application, failure to do so makes the applicant out of program compliance and could result in benefit delays.
All current applicants will need to go through the annual recertification process. An entire application will be required, documents that are already on file will not be pulled, and all supporting documents must be current and submitted with your packet. We will be notifying Tribal Members in groups. Not all current applicants will be required to certify at the same time in order to assist staff with volume of rectifications. Notifications will go out via mail and email and all applicants will be given 60 days notice to recertify. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Note: Tribal Members who financially contribute to the mortgage for their primary residency but are not listed on the mortgage statement should use the mortgage certification form to attest to their contributions and mark mortgage on their Consolidate application.
- To be eligible for the Consolidated Assistance benefit, you must be an Enrolled Adult Snoqualmie Tribal Member.
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to maintain receipts/bills/bank statements to show proper usage for program funding for each month of eligibility.
- General Welfare Consolidated Assistance Application V2 (PDF)
- Tribal Member Mortgage Certification (PDF)
425-888-6551 ext. 1013
General Welfare Assistance for Minors Not in a Tribal Household
The purpose of the components of this Program is to provide for the needs of dependents as defined by the Tribe’s General Welfare Policy and to provide services that promote the general welfare of the Tribe. This Program is intended to affirm the Tribe’s inherent sovereign rights to promote the general welfare of the Tribe and provide qualifying assistance and program benefits on a tax- free basis. For each service eligible dependent who meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the application, assistance can be provided in the areas of housing and food/clothing under this program.
425-888-6551 ext. 1013
General Welfare Minor Supplemental Assistance (No Application Required)
This Program is for the welfare benefit of dependents. A dependent means anyone under the age of 18 who is an enrolled member of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
The dependent must be deemed service eligible by the Tribal Secretary’s department in order receive this benefit. A check will be issued to whomever the dependent resides with 51% or more of the time at time of issuance, Payment may be issued to the biological Tribal Member parent or the “non-Snoqualmie parent/guardian” in situations where: (1) placement was made by ICW or State with a non-Snoqualmie household/guardian; or (2) the non-Snoqualmie parent is the custodial parent.
Funding and Payment:
- For each dependent who meet the eligibility criteria above, the payment shall cover all Eligible Expenses.
- Funding will be issued bi-annually via an upload with no application required. First distribution in early August, the second distribution in early February.
- August $350
- February $175
If funding is not received, an eligible party has 30 days from the date of issuance to claim their benefit.
For newly enrolled Members, a benefit will be automatically issued to their eligible minors, if they are enrolled within 30 days of benefit issuance.
The Program shall be discretionary and subject to the amount appropriated by the Tribal Council. The authorization of the Program does not create any liability on the part of the Tribe for any future payment, nor shall any member have any vested right in benefit payments.
- Education and Development Supplies. The benefit payment shall only be used to pay for education and development supply Eligible Expenses that are age appropriate for the dependent. Eligible Expenses include:
- (a) Standard School Supplies;
- (b) Homeschool Supplies;
- (c) Sensory Development Supplies;
- (d) STEMS Supplies;
- (e) Supplies as recommended by an IEP or developmental/behavioral therapist;
- (f) Minor Technology Supplies for individual use;
- (g) Other academic development and enrichment supplies for at home use.
- Hygiene and Clothing Assistance. The benefit payment may shall also only be used to pay for hygiene and clothing Eligible Expenses per dependent. Eligible Expenses include:
- (a) Personal hygiene expenses; and
- (b) Clothing expenses.
The adult responsible for the dependent minor must keep all receipts associated with this program for a minimum of one year.
General Welfare Assistance for Incarcerated Tribal Members
To be eligible for this assistance you must be:
- An enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Member; and
- Currently incarcerated: means any person who is an enrolled member of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and who is confined in jail or prison.
For housing assistance benefit, the Incarcerated Tribal Member or an authorized representative designated in writing by the Incarcerated Tribal Member may designate a spouse, dependent, or qualified non-member to receive the Incarcerated Tribal Member’s benefits during the period of incarceration.
- “Spouse” means a person who is married to an Incarcerated Tribal Member under the law or customs recognized by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
- “Dependent” means any person under the age of 18 who is a direct descendant, by way of blood, of an Incarcerated Tribal Member.
- “Qualified Non-Member” means a spouse, legally recognized domestic partner, ancestor, descendant, or dependent of an Incarcerated Tribal Member, who is not an enrolled member of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
425-888-6551 ext. 1013
General Welfare Assistance On-Campus Student
The purpose of the components of this Program is to provide for the needs of on campus students as defined by the Tribe’s General Welfare Policy and to provide services that promote the general welfare of the Tribe. This Program is intended to affirm the Tribe’s inherent sovereign rights to promote the general welfare of the Tribe and provide qualifying assistance and program benefits on a tax- free basis.
Each Adult enrolled Tribal Member over the age of 18 who is enrolled in a college/higher education program and has elected to reside on their college/higher education campus and is receiving housing/healthcare/meal plan assistance through the education department is eligible for this program. Assistance can be provided in the areas of communication utilities (cell phone, cable, internet) and off campus food and hygiene supplies.
For on campus students who are electing not to have Education pay their housing/healthcare/meal expenses and instead are using the monthly General Welfare Adult Consolidated program you are not eligible to apply for this program. Off campus students are not eligible for this program and instead should use the General Welfare Adult Consolidated Program.
Forms and Documents