Tribal Agencies

Currently 60 tribes operate child support programs, providing services to Native American families consistent with tribal values and cultures. Like their state counterparts, tribal child support programs locate custodial and noncustodial parents, establish legal fatherhood (paternity), establish child support orders, and enforce orders. View the list of tribal child support programs. The Bureau of Indian Affairs lists federally recognized Indian Tribes eligible for federal funding Visit disclaimer page .


State and Tribal Child Support Agency Contacts

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Get contact information for your state, local, or tribal child support office.

OCSE’s partnerships with state and tribal agencies work

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Learn how we partner with tribes and other child support agencies to help ensure children receive support from both parents.

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An optional tool for tribal child support programs to use in developing their annual budget.

Text of Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG)

State and tribal policy guidance and contact information

 

Tribal Program Resources

Resources to help you manage your tribal child support program.

Code of Federal Regulations

Program requirements on applying for and receiving funding.

Computer Specifications

The specifications for all computer equipment to be procured or already procured for office automation and automated child support systems must adhere to the OCSE recommendations.

For details please review, MTS and Office Automation Personal Computer Recommendations.

Associations

Top Tribal Agency Resources

Uniform Guidance Questions for Tribal Programs

May 27, 2016

Provides information on the uniform guidance for tribal programs

Read Uniform Guidance Questions for Tribal Programs

Tribal Directors Resource Guide

February 6, 2017

Announces the release of a helpful resource guide for new tribal child support directors

Read Tribal Directors Resource Guide

Federal Tax Refund Offset, Administrative Offset, and Passport Denial for Tribes

September 26, 2018

Provides guidance on submitting tribal IV-D cases for these enforcement remedies

Read Federal Tax Refund Offset, Administrative Offset, and Passport Denial for Tribes

Allowable Costs for Tribal Child Support Programs

May 13, 2019

Provides guidance on allowable activities for tribal child support programs

Read Allowable Costs for Tribal Child Support Programs

Tribal Property and Uniform Cost Principles

July 9, 2020

Answers questions from tribes about allocating costs of fixed assets and uniform cost principles

Read Tribal Property and Uniform Cost Principles

Waiver of Non-Federal Share of Tribal Child Support Program Expenditures

October 15, 2020

Answers questions about anticipated and emergency waivers of the non-federal share of tribal child support expenditures

Read Waiver of Non-Federal Share of Tribal Child Support Program Expenditures

Submittal of the OCSE-75 for FY 2020

November 16, 2020

Reminds tribes to submit their Tribal Annual Data Report by Dec. 29, 2020

Read Submittal of the OCSE-75 for FY 2020

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