Indian Job Placement_United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation

To provide job development, counseling, social adjustment guidance, and referrals to job training programs and other assistance programs through the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation, located in Pierre, South Dakota.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

An unemployed husband and wife with two children were placed as a handyman in a garage and a housekeeper in a hotel, respectively.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation, 1830 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701.

Contact: Ken Lock; Telephone: (605) 226-7426.
Website Address

http://www.doi.gov



Program Accomplishments

Less than 30 percent of the funds provided to the Corporation are used for administrative purposes.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial aid is used to assist individual Indians in finding permanent employment.

A weekly or monthly (depending on type of services received) stipend is paid until the participant is employed.

Upon receiving employment, assistance may be provided until the first full paycheck is received.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Application to administer the program is limited to the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation.

Individual American Indian applicants must be a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, be in need of financial assistance, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Must be an American Indian member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Complete information on beneficiary eligibility is found in 25 CFR, Parts 26 and 27.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency Superintendent or an authorized Tribal representative that indicates the applicant is an enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

The application by the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation to administer the program must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." The completed application should be submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Aberdeen Regional office. Individual American Indian applicant should apply for program services using the application form designated by the Corporation. Individual application forms may be obtained directly from the Corporation.

Award Procedures

Applications for individual benefits are approved by the designated United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation official.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85; 42 Stat. 208; 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956; Public Law 84-959; 70 Stat. 986, as amended; Public Law 88-230; 77 Stat. 471; 25 U.S.C. 309; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Public Law 93-638; as amended; 25 U.S.C. 450.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

1 to 90 days.

Appeals

Disputes between the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs may be appealed through an informal conference with the deciding official, may be appealed to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or the corporation may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR, Part 900. An appeal of the corporate official's decision must be made under the corporation's appeal procedures.

Renewals

Awards to the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation to administer the program may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the corporation and the availability of appropriated funds. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. Individual renewals are based on the availability of funds, but the job placement service may not be used more than three times or more frequently than every two years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards to the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation to administer the program are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended. Payments may be made in advance or by reimbursement. Payments to individual beneficiaries for subsistence, support services, uniforms, etc., are released as required by beneficiary, up to the amount of the award. Assistance for job placement is provided until the beneficiary receives their first full paycheck.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation must submit financial status reports, SF 269A.

The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the Corporation.

Audits

For awards administered by the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation, the Corporation is responsible for obtaining audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.).

Records

The United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation must retain financial records for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for three years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Total Amount of Awards) FY 07 not available; FY 08 est not available (program not funded); and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$500 to $1,200; $1,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR 900, 25 CFR 26, and 25 CFR 27.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation, 1830 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701. Contact: Ken Lock; Telephone: (605) 226-7426.

Headquarters Office

Office of Economic Development, Division of Job Placement and Training, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., MS-2412 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Contact: Lynn Forcia. Telephone: (202) 219-5270.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are received for direct employment participants. Final determination to fund an application is based on the individual's eligibility and financial need and total dollars available to the Corporation.



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