The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) administers three tribal grant programs:
- Tribal Temporary Assistance for Native Families (TTANF)
- Native Employment Works (NEW)
- Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Grant Program
These tribal programs give federally federally-recognized Indian tribes flexibility to design welfare, jobs, and child welfare programs that promote work and responsibility and strengthen families.
Additionally, OFA coordinates with the Department of Interior on the transfer and administration of Tribal TANF and NEW programs that tribes have included under their Public Law 102-477 program Visit disclaimer page . P.L. 102-477 allows tribes to combine government programs to one budget and one common plan.
Looking for other Programs for Native Americans or Indian Tribes?
The following programs operated by other divisions within the Administration for Children and Families also serve Native Americans or Indian Tribes:
- Administration for Native Americans (ANA) - To learn more about Native Americans, check out these ANA Fact Sheets. (coming soon)
- Family Violence Prevention and Services Grants to Tribes
- Office of Community Services Tribal Programs
- Office of Head Start
- Tribal Child Support
- Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program
- The Children’s Bureau
Also check out the ACF Tribal and Native American Resources page.
Have an innovative solution?
Have an innovative solution? Or are you wondering how other tribal programs handled a challenge you are facing? Check out OFA Peer TA. Peer TA’s goal is to establish linkages among TANF agencies and their partners serving TANF and low-income families at the state, county, local, and tribal level.