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(October 19, 2018) The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform the community that the Akwesasne Heating Assistance Program will once again be offered for the upcoming 2018-2019 winter months. The eligibility application process now includes Akwesasronon who are residing within the municipal boundary of the City of Cornwall, Ontario, provided the applicant is a registered member of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne under the Akwesasne Membership Code.

The application process is open to Akwesasronon who reside under the jurisdiction of Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, one per household. Applications can be submitted beginning Tuesday, October 15th, 2018 through Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 4 p.m.

The final deadline will be Friday November 30th, 2018 at 4 p.m. There will be no exceptions after the deadline date, as the fuel distribution will commence. As per Mohawk Council Resolution 2018/2019 - #194 the heating assistance amount will be $500.00 dollars per eligible household. Please note, if you are an Elder aged 60 years and older, the Elder Heating Assistance Program provides $800.00 dollars per eligible household.

Individuals submitting applications must provide a copy of the heating bill for the heating source that you would like paid. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS; the bill must accompany your application. Please ensure the name on your bill matches the name on the application. Individual checks will not be processed. Once approved, your name will be provided to your heating source provider and your allotment will be credited to your account.

Applications will be accepted now through November 30, 2018 at the following locations:

Each location will be available until Friday, November 30, 2018.

• Tsi Snaihne - Iohahi:io 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Kawehno:ke - A’nowara’ko:wa Arena 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Kana:takon - Kanonhkwatsheri:io Health Facility Atrium 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Evening and weekend dates added to accommodate those applying for the heating assistance program as follows:

Thursday, November 8th, 15th, and 22nd, the Community Support Program (welfare office) will remain open until 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 10th - Snye Recreation Christmas Enchantment dining area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 17th - Sweet Grass Manor - Kana:takon from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 24th - A’nowarako:wa Arena-Kawehno:ke from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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