California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) is currently providing assistance to Native Americans who live in the following counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba. Assistance is available for food ($75 Safeway card), vehicle gas ($50 gas card), or three (3) months of Internet service. Grocery and gas cards will be shipped to the mailing address listed on the application. The Internet bill will be paid to the provider.
Applicants will need to complete and sign the CIMC COVID-19 application online or on paper. Paper applications can be downloaded from the Mechoopda website Click Here. Completed paper applications can be submitted to CIMC via email to Seabaze Whitmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (916) 641-6338. The online application can be found at Click Here.
If a household receives a Safeway gift card, each household must sign and return an additional Safeway Gift Card Agreement when the gift card is received. A pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope will be enclosed.
When requesting a gas card, applicants must provide the name of the person in the household who will be receiving the card.
For Internet assistance, applicants must submit a copy of the current invoice and, if necessary, the time period that needs to be paid. If a household has a bundled package that includes cable and Internet services, CIMC will only pay for the Internet fees. Internet assistance is limited to three months. CIMC is unable to pay delinquent bills.
Please note that for Mechoopda Tribal Members, the contact person to list is Paulita Hopper or Lisa Steele. For all other tribes, please list a contact person for your tribe. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Seabaze Whitmore at email@example.com.