Tribes Awarded $1.8M for Child Welfare and TANF Coordination

The eight awarded tribal TANF child welfare grantees are:

  • Association of Village Council Presidents (Bethel, Alaska)
  • Central Council or Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes (Juneau, Alaska)
  • Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation (Box Elder, Montana)
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai (Pablo, Montana)
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Rohnert Park, California)
  • Karuk Tribe (Happy Camp, California)
  • South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (Shelton, Washington)

Quick Facts

  • The project period for these grants is five years, from September 30, 2015, through September 29, 2020.
  • Supported activities include home visiting, parenting and prevention services to improve the well-being of tribal children and their families.
  • These grants connect youth and adults with career counseling and other programs to promote job placement and retention.


“The awards contribute to our goal to increase family economic security by supporting our tribal partners to design and implement programs that focus simultaneously on parental employment and child and family well-being.”

Nisha Patel, Director of the Office of Family Assistance

“These investments aim to reduce child abuse and neglect, and empower Native American children and families to achieve safer and more economically secure futures.”

Nisha Patel, Director of the Office of Family Assistance