Indian Social Services Welfare Assistance

To provide financial assistance for basic needs of needy eligible American Indians who reside on or near reservations, including those American Indians living under Bureau of Indian Affairs service area jurisdictions, when such assistance is not available from State or local public agencies.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Information can be secured from the Agency Superintendents and from Regional Directors (see Catalog Appendix IV for addresses).

Applications for general assistance are made at the local agency or tribal level.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 16,253   2019-01-012021-12-31
Houlton Band Of Maliseet Indians $ 509,849   2014-10-012021-09-30
Penobscot Indian Nation $ 35,214   2018-10-012021-09-30
Seminole Tribe Of Florida, Inc., The $ 1,710,379   2001-02-052020-09-30
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe $ 352,806   2017-05-172019-09-30
Cherokee Boys Club, Inc., The $ 2,877,366   2010-01-042019-09-30
Penobscot Indian Nation $ 1,708,683   2015-10-012019-09-30
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 285,577   2014-01-012018-12-31
Big Pine Paiute Tribe, The $ 66,222   2013-01-012014-12-31
Houlton Band Of Maliseet Indians $ 88,206   2013-09-202014-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides cash payments to eligible American Indian individuals and families to meet basic needs (i.e., food, clothing, shelter, etc.).

Provides extra monthly benefits to tribal members on general assistance who also work on tribal projects under the Tribal Work Experience Program.

Provides monthly assistance for non-medical institutional or custodial care of adults who are not eligible for care from Indian Health Services, Social Security, or any other county, state or Federal program.

Provides foster home care and appropriate institutional (non-medical) care for dependent, neglected, and handicapped American Indian children in need of protection.

This program also pays the burial expenses of indigent American Indians whose estates do not have sufficient resources to meet funeral expenses and provides emergency assistance to prevent hardship caused by fire, flood or acts of nature.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

An American Indian who is a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe, who resides on or near a federally recognized Indian reservations, who is in need of financial assistance and who meets the eligibility criteria in 25 CFR Part 20.

Beneficiary Eligibility

American Indians who are members of federally recognized Indian Tribes.

Credentials/Documentation

Proof of American Indian status, residency, and income/resources available must be provided by applicant. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A verbal or written request for assistance to the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional representative or designated tribal authority.

Award Procedures

Assistance is provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office or contracted tribal program.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Generally within 10 days depending upon applicants needs and the extent of investigation required. Decisions will take no longer than 45 days.

Appeals

An unsuccessful applicant may appeal a Bureau of Indian Affairs official's decision under the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part 20, Subpart D 'Hearings and Appeals' and 25 CFR Part 2 'Appeals from Administrative Actions.'.

Renewals

Contact the headquarters or regional office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The length of assistance is indefinite, depending on continued need and available resources. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is provided monthly or as needed.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

May range from a few hundred to several hundred dollars monthly depending upon the assistance provided.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR 20.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Information can be secured from the Agency Superintendents and from Regional Directors (see Catalog Appendix IV for addresses). Applications for general assistance are made at the local agency or tribal level.

Headquarters Office

Deputy Director, Office of Tribal Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C St., NW., MS 320 SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20245 Phone: (202) 513-7642.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Must be an American Indian residing on or near a reservation as defined in 25 CFR 20 and must be in need as defined in 25 CFR Part 20. All eligible applicants will be funded subject to availability of funds.



Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Students, Skateboarding and Social Enterprise

Students, Skateboarding and Social Enterprise
To address the ongoing issue of student dropouts, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teacher Craig Morrison...



Not for Profit Jobs in Minnesota

  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Human Services Jobs
  Program Director Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Foundation Related Jobs





More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


National Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault of American Indian and Alaska Native Women | Fort Huachuca Environmental Training  | Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grants | Epidemiologic Research Studies of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection in Selected Population Groups | PPHF 2018: Prevention Health and Health Services ? Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation?s Health ? financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF) |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2019 Copyright Michael Saunders