Emergency Financial Assistance Grant
The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) has established the “COVID-19 YDSP Tribal Family & Individual Emergency Financial Assistance Grant” program to help YDSP Tribal members (18 years of age and older and living anywhere in the United States or U.S. Territories) or any member of a federally recognized Indian tribe (18 years of age and older and living in the El Paso or Hudspeth counties, Texas) impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. YDSP can provide economic support to American Indian and Alaskan Native person(s) who are directly affected by the COVID-19 disruption. In other words, YDSP can provide financial assistance to people who lost their jobs (including those laid off or furloughed), had workhours reduced, or experienced loss of income from other sources due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance will help pay for rent, utilities, food, and other essential items. In order to receive assistance, applicants will need to fill out an application and submit documents to verify eligibility and need. These documents include, but are not limited to, Tribal enrollment cards, income verification, bills, bank statements, etc.
Tribal Family Support helps Tribal member families to offset costs related to childcare, medical and health care, and/or funeral services.
Household Security helps qualified Tribal families and individuals with mortgage payments, rental payments, utility payments, and/or food assistance.
Tigua EdTech Initiative will provide a FREE laptop computer to all qualified Tribal students.
You may receive assistance from March 2020 to December 2020 as long as you can demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted you.
We encourage you to complete all three of the applications below, even if you are not sure. Once you apply, YDSP staff will help you during the application process to make sure you receive the assistance you need.
Tribal Family Support and Household Security ApplicationApply now!
Food Security ApplicationApply now!
Laptop Support ApplicationApply now!
By completing these applications, you will start the process. YDSP will assign a caseworker to you and will contact you about the status of your application. The caseworker may ask you for clarification and/or request additional documents.
If you wish to complete a form by hand, please download “Family & Individual Emergency Financial Assistance Grant” application from here or the “Tribal Food Security Assistance Grant” application from here, and print these forms at your convenience. If you do not have a printer, please call the YDSP Circle of Harmony at 915-860-6170, and a staff member will mail the forms to your preferred address.