Tribal & Native American Affairs

Welcome to the Administration for Children and Families’ Tribal and Native American Affairs page. ACF is committed to working with tribal nations and Indigenous communities across the United States to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families.  ACF oversees more than 60 programs that empower families and communities, improve access to an array of services, and build strong and healthy communities. ACF’s discretionary and mandatory programs award more than $1 Billion each year to tribes, tribal organizations, and Native American organizations to:

  • Protect and promote the vitality of Native American Languages
  • Promote healthy prenatal outcomes and healthy development of children
  • Provide affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs
  • Prevent and protect children from abuse and neglect
  • Reduce the causes of poverty and foster family economic security
  • Improve the financial, emotional, and medical support children receive from their parents
  • Reduce the risk of youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence
  • Prevent human trafficking of Native people and assist survivors

Funding Opportunities Visit disclaimer page

ACF funds a range of grants for tribes and Native organizations to help meet their needs for COVID-19 recovery, child welfare, family assistance, child support, home visiting, early childhood programs and so much more.

Tribal Training & Technical Assistance

This page provides a list of all available TTA for ACF's tribal programs to help tribal organizations with capacity building and other program requirements.

View Available Tribal TTA

ACF Tribal Contacts

Tribal Contacts (DOC — 43.50 KB)

Tribal Initiatives

ACF has a number of initiatives to address issues and concerns of Tribal and Native American communities.

Learn more about ACF's Tribal Initiatives

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Tribal Resources




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