Applications now OPEN!

Applications will be available from Cook Inlet Tribal Council beginning 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 through Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, or until all available funds are expended.


**Reminder: The CIRI offices are currently closed to the public.

All materials for this program are available from and must be returned to Cook Inlet Tribal Council. If you have questions or require assistance, call (907) 891-7222 or email [email protected].



About the Direct Assistance Program

If you are a CIRI shareholder or descendant at least 18 years of age who has experienced negative financial impacts because of COVID-19, you may qualify for cash assistance through the Direct Assistance Program (DAP). The program provides eligible shareholders and descendants up to $1,500 for themselves and up to $500 for each eligible dependent under the age of 18.

The DAP is a CIRI program funded through the company’s allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding and will provide cash assistance directly to eligible CIRI shareholders and descendants who who have experienced negative financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by Cook Inlet Tribal Council.


Application Details

Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1. There are limited funds available for this program and you may apply through the Friday, Oct. 15 deadline or until funds are expended, whichever occurs first.

To be eligible, you do not need to live in the Cook Inlet region or the state of Alaska; DAP funds are available to ALL shareholders and descendants who meet certain criteria, regardless of where they live.

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Descendant Registration

If you are a descendant who has not yet registered with CIRI, you can still qualify for the DAP by filling out the one-page Descendant Registration Form and submitting it along with your completed DAP application. If available, the legal documents to support descendancy should be submitted with the application, unless they are unavailable at this time.

Descendant Registration Form


Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

If you have questions or need a paper application, contact Cook Inlet Tribal Council at 907-891-7222 or email [email protected].

For questions about descendant registration, email Shareholder Relations ([email protected]) or
call (907) 263-5191 / (800) 764-2474 during regular business hours.

Direct Assistance Program FAQs