Tribal Work Grants

To allow eligible Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations to operate a program to make work activities available.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Currently, the Native Employment Works program has 77 tribal grantees operating work activity programs.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Tribes should contact ACF Regional Offices.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog.)


Program Accomplishments

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.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Tribes have broad flexibility to use the grant for the purpose of making work activities available.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

An Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization that conducted a Tribal JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training) Program in fiscal year 1995.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Service areas and populations as designated by the eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Each eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization must submit a NEW plan to the Secretary for approval.

Award Procedures

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will issue grant awards.

Deadlines

Plans generally are effective for three program years, subject to program reauthorization.

Authorization

Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 412(a)(2), as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 45 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

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

Reports

An annual program (narrative and statistical) report and interim and final SF 269-A reports are required.

Audits

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.

Records

Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations must maintain records containing information the Secretary may require.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1552-0-1-609.

Obigations

(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.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations for the Native Employment Works (NEW) program were published on February 18, 2000, and became effective June 19, 2000.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Tribes should contact ACF Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.)

Headquarters Office

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.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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