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The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation (Pechanga Band) Tribal TANF program has received approval from the Administration for Children and Families to serve those eligible needy families living on the Pechanga Reservation beginning June 1, 2011.
Effective May 1, 2011, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians (TMDCI) Tribal TANF program (TMTT) has been approved by the Administration for Children and Families to provide services on TMDCI's reservation in Imperial County along with their members in Imperial County who are not residing on their Reservation or the Quechan Indian Tribe Reservation at Fort Yuma.
Effective June 1, 2010, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians will be providing assistance to needy families as described in their polices. The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program will serve all American Indian and Alaska Native families and their families and descendents who reside within the approved service areas of the Shingle Springs Rancheria and in the off reservation areas of El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento Counties.
The Administration for Children and Families sent approval for the Round Valley Indian Tribes TANF Program to serve those eligible needy families residing on the Round Valley Reservation and all Round Valley Tribal members living off-reservation in Mendocino County effective January 1, 2009. This marks the fourteenth Tribal TANF program approved for cash aid and services to Native Americans in California.
Effective December 1, 2008, the Karuk Tribe of California will provide assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to all eligible American Indian families residing in Siskiyou County, excluding Quartz Valley Tribal members, and all Karuk Tribal member families in the northeastern corner of Humboldt County (the Orleans area).
Effective May 1, 2008, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Graton), consisting of both the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo people, will provide assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to eligible American Indian families in Sonoma and Marin Counties.
The TANF Bureau of the Office of Family Assistance has implemented a new procedure to disseminate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) and Native Employment Works Program Instruction (NEW) information. The attached memorandum provides detailed information on how to participate in the distribution system as well as the Administration for Children and Families/Office of Family Assistance Regional Office contacts for the Tribal TANF and NEW programs.
The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians (Scotts Valley) is the eleventh and latest Tribal TANF program to be approved by the Administration for Children and Families. Scotts Valley is the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) designated provider for Contra Costa County and will be providing assistance under the Tribal TANF program to all eligible American Indian families residing in that County.