Tribal Work Grants
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 412(a)(2), as amended.
To allow eligible Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations to operate a program to make work activities available.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Tribes have broad flexibility to use the grant for the purpose of making work activities available.
An Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization that conducted a Tribal JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training) Program in fiscal year 1995.
Service areas and populations as designated by the eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization.
Application and Award Process
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Each eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization must submit a NEW plan to the Secretary for approval.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will issue grant awards.
Plans generally are effective for three program years, subject to program reauthorization.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 45 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
See section 412(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, as amended. The grant amount for each Tribe will equal the amount it received in fiscal year 1994 to operate its JOBS Program. There are no matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be issued annually in a lump sum payment.
Post Assistance Requirements
An annual program (narrative and statistical) report and interim and final SF 269-A reports are required.
The Secretary will have the ability to maintain program funding accountability consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and the requirements of the Single Audit Act of 1984 and OMB Circular A-133.
Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations must maintain records containing information the Secretary may require.
(Grants) FY 07 $7,551,000; FY 08 $7,633,000; and FY 09 est $7,633,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From $5,187 to $1,752,666; $97,862.
In fiscal year 2007, 77 grants were awarded, which represented 98.7 percent of the total eligible grantee population. This number is estimated to rise to 78 grants in fiscal years 2008 and 2009.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations for the Native Employment Works (NEW) program were published on February 18, 2000, and became effective June 19, 2000.
Regional or Local Office
Tribes should contact ACF Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.)
Ann Bowker, Division of Tribal TANF Management, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 5th Floor, Aerospace Building, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: (202) 401-5308.
Web Site Address
93.558, Temporary Assistance For Needy Families
17.251, Native American Employment and Training Programs.
Examples of Funded Projects
Currently, the Native Employment Works program has 77 tribal grantees operating work activity programs.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals