On October 6, 2020, ACF announced the award of $1.8 million in TANF – Child Welfare Coordination grants to 8 tribes and tribal organizations. The grant awards demonstrate models of effective coordination of Tribal TANF and child welfare services provided to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect. These projects are tailored to meet the needs of each tribe. Activities will be aimed at the coordination of services: to improve case management for families eligible for assistance from a tribal TANF program; to provide supportive services and assistance to tribal children in out-of-home placements and the tribal families caring for such children, including families who adopt such children; and to provide prevention services and assistance to tribal families at risk of child abuse and neglect.
The project period for these grants is five years, from September 30, 2020, through September 29, 2025. The projects are located across the United States.
The eight awarded Tribal TANF Child Welfare grantees are:
- Central Council or Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes (Juneau, Alaska)
- Confederated Salish and Kootenai (Pablo, Montana)
- Cook Inlet Tribal Council (Anchorage, Alaska)
- Karuk Tribe (Happy Camp, California)
- Forest County Potawatomi, (Crandon, Wisconsin)
- Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Tucson, Arizona)
- Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation (Smith River, California)
- Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Winnebago, Nebraska)