The ANA Messenger: Native Languages Edition 2014
Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Children’s Bureau
A Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System grant was awarded to Winnebago Tribe for $400,000 for up to 5 years. Projects will implement multi-faceted, comprehensive diligent recruitment programs to recruit, train, and support a cadre of foster and adoptive families (including concurrent and dual) that reflect the characteristics of the children and youth in foster care awaiting placement.
Office of Child Care
The Office of Child Care (OCC) approved 259 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) FY 2014-2015 Tribal Plans.
Office of Community Service
On September 10 – 13, 2013, at the 2013 Annual National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, 20 Tribes participated in several first-ever Community Services Block Grant Tribal Technical Assistance tracks.
Discussions were led on collaborative efforts to serve Indian Country where panel experts addressed ways in which Tribes could work with other organizations to support programs, address Tribal members’ needs, and create resources while building and sustaining Tribal communities.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
ACF funds 51 states, 5 territories, and 152 tribes through its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
This past year, ACF has made considerable efforts to begin providing tribes with expanded training and technical assistance (“T&TA”) opportunities.
Office of Head Start
DRS re-evaluation training for the federal team leaders was scheduled for October 23-24, 2013. This training covered the Region XI American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Re-Evaluation Monitoring tool and use of the Office of Head Start Monitoring Software.
Assets for IndependenceThe Assets for Independence (AFI) Program will be conducting Tribal Learning Cohorts in the upcoming months. The Tribal Learning Cohorts are a peer-learning series designed to provide an opportunity for all Tribal AFI programs to connect with peers, collaborate around common challenges, as well as share experiences and best practices.