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Economic Development Resource Guide for Tribes and Tribal Communities

Published: January 3, 2018
Tribal TANF
TANF Guidance
Individual Development Accounts (IDAs):

The Administration for Children and Families Administration for Native Americans, the Office of Community Services and the Office of Family Assistance programs have created this Economic Development Resource Guide to assist tribes, especially those interested in economic development to better understand the options available through our various funding. The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and Native organizations. The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities and agencies to eliminate causes of poverty, increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families and revitalize communities. OCS has two discretionary programs that provide economic development support: Community Economic Development and Assets for Independence. The Office of Family Assistance/ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program gives federally recognized tribes flexibility in the design of programs that promote self- sufficiency, work and strengthens native families. Our programs help to reduce dependency on public funds and social services while increasing selfsufficiency and economic well-being for native children and families. This resource provides information, program guidance and includes examples of projects and services established by tribes for the purpose of economic development using ANA, OCS and/or TANF funds. This resource can assist you to think about potential partnerships, job creation strategies or ways to increase self-sufficiency in your community through economic development




Economic Development Resource Guide

Last Reviewed: January 3, 2018