Tribal Work Grants

To allow eligible Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations to operate a program to make work activities available.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Sauk-suiattle Indian Tribe $ 11,455   2021-07-012022-06-30
Suquamish Indian Tribe Of The Port Madison Reservation $ 14,319   2021-07-012022-06-30
Karuk Tribe $ 39,154   2021-07-012022-06-30
Nooksack Indian Tribe $ 45,819   2021-07-012022-06-30
Forest County Potawatomi Community $ 13,185   2021-07-012022-06-30
Kickapoo Tribe In Kansas, Inc. $ 27,269   2021-07-012022-06-30
Sokaogan Chippewa Community $ 13,184   2021-07-012022-06-30
Oneida Nation $ 19,320   2021-07-012022-06-30
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community $ 17,182   2021-07-012022-06-30
Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians $ 90,972   2021-07-012022-06-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, 78 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 2017, it is anticipated that 78 grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2018: In FY 2018, it is anticipated that 78 grants will be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Tribes have broad flexibility to use the grant for the purpose of making work activities available.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

An Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization that conducted a Tribal JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training) Program in fiscal year 1995.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Service areas and populations as designated by the eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization.


The grantee's chief executive officer must sign the application for assistance (the grantee's Native Employment Works plan), documenting the Tribe's official support for, and approval of, the application/plan. 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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Each eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization must submit a NEW plan to the Secretary for approval.

Award Procedures

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will issue grant awards.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 412.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 45 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant awards are issued annually. Effective for NEW funds awarded on or after July 1, 1999, grantees may carry forward (carry over) unobligated NEW fund balances for use in subsequent fiscal years, without fiscal year limitation. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


The annual program report includes a narrative report in which grantees summarize their activities, achievements, and barriers during the report period, and a statistical report in which grantees reports on clients they served during the report period.

Cash reports are not applicable.

(Please see the description above of the program report.

These are annual program progress reports.).

Grantees must submit SF 425 (Federal Financial Report) annually.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The Secretary will have the ability to maintain program funding accountability consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and the requirements of the Single Audit Act of 1984 and OMB Circular A-133.


Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations must maintain records containing information the Secretary may require.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 16 $7,535,110; FY 17 est $7,633,287; and FY 18 est $7,633,287

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

From $5,187 to $1,752,666; $96,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations for the Native Employment Works (NEW) program were published on February 18, 2000, and became effective June 19, 2000.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Stanley Koutstaal 330 C Street SW, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: 202-401-5457

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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