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Resources to Meet Safety Needs
Financial Assistance (BIA)
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Financial Assistance and Social Services (FASS) consist of direct funding and activities related to financial assistance, including general assistance, child assistance, burial assistance, emergency assistance, and adult care assistance; social services, including services to children, the elderly and families, child and adult protection services.
Financial Assistance and Social Services (benefits.gov)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Financial Assistance and Social Services (FASS) program provides assistance to federally recognized American Indian and AlaskanNative (AI/AN) tribal members in the following ways: cash assistance to meet essential needs of food, clothing, shelter, and utilities.
American Indians and Alaska Natives (Social Security)
Social Security works to improve lives across Indian Country by servicing the self-determined needs of sovereign tribal nations. Social Security programs support tribal communities through retirement, disability, and survivors benefits; providing a safety net for workers and their families.
Services for Protection (Finding Help)
Child and Adult Protective Services (BIA)
It is the policy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to provide social services to improve the quality of life for eligible Indians and their families that live on or near Indian reservations and to protect the children, elderly and disabled from abuse and neglect. These services include, but are not limited to: assistance in solving problems related to family functioning and interpersonal relationships; referral to the appropriate resources for problems related to illness, physical or mental handicaps, drug abuse, alcoholism, and violation of the law; and protective services.
Office of Tribal Government Relations (VA)
The OTGR team works to strengthen and build closer relations between the VA, tribal governments and other key federal, state, private and non-profit partners in an effort to effectively and respectfully serve Veterans across Indian Country.
Services for Native Americans (ACL)
Administration for Community Living (ACL) funds programs that support American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Americans in the areas of nutrition, supportive services for older adults, and caregiver services. The nutrition and supportive services grants include congregate and home-delivered meals, information and referral, transportation, personal care, chores, health promotion and disease prevention, and other supportive services. The caregiver services grants include assisting families in caring for older relatives with chronic illness or disability, and grandparents caring for grandchildren.
Tribal Crime and Justice (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) tribal crime and justice portfolio aims to provide an accurate reporting of crime and violence; provide reliable, valid estimates of the scope of the problem; and identify barriers to and possible solutions for dealing with these significant public safety issues.
Resources for Employment
Division of Workforce Development (BIA)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is the lead federal agency for implementing the Demonstration Project created by Public Law 102-477, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act, 25 U.S.C. section 3401 et seq. Under the Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project, Tribes have the authority to integrate Federal employment, training and related services that they provide to their members.
Native Employment Works (ACF)
The Native Employment Works (NEW) program is designed to provide work-related activities to support job readiness, job placement, and job retention for designated Native American service populations and service areas. NEW programs work with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to submit a NEW plan that outlines their specific approach to serving their community as it relates with regulatory plan requirements.
Working in the Government: Native Americans (USAJobs)
If you're an American Indian or an Alaskan Native who is a member of one of the federally recognized tribes, you may be eligible for Indian Preference.
Indian and Native American Employment Rights Program (DOL)
The Indian and Native American Employment Rights Program (INAERP) advances awareness of employment rights and job opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives who work for or seek employment with companies doing business with the federal government.
Employment and Training Administration: Indian and Native American Programs (DOL)
Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 grantees and the Department of Labor share a vision of providing quality employment and training services to tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian controlled organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations serving unemployed and low income Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.
Office of Native American Affairs (SBA)
The Office of Native American Affairs in the Small Business Administration (SBA) has the mission is to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.
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