California Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program
The California Tribal TANF Program’s core purpose is to assist the Indian Tribes of California by providing the funding, tools, and resources necessary for each Tribe or Consortium to administer its own Tribal TANF Program.
Who is it for?
Tribal TANF is an assistance program for American Indians and Alaska Natives which provides cash aid and supportive services to eligible needy children and families. The goal is to help families achieve self-sufficiency through education, career development, training, employment and temporary financial assistance.
How to Apply:
To find out if there is a Tribal TANF program in your county of residence, contact your county social services agency. You may also call or walk into a Tribal TANF Office and apply for services.
Tribal TANF Programs and Their Respective Counties
You can also view a California map of Tribal TANF regions. Current as of July 1, 2016.
California Tribal TANF Partnership (CTTP)
Amador*, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte*, Glenn, Humboldt*, Lake*, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, San Joaquin*, Shasta, Solano, Sutter, Trinity, Yuba
Hoopa Valley Tribe (Hoopa)
Morongo Band of Mission Indians (Morongo)
Riverside*, San Bernardino
North Fork Rancheria (NFR)
Fresno*, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo
Owens Valley Career Development Center (OVCDC)
Fresno*, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Mono, Tulare
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians (Pechanga)
Round Valley Indian Tribes
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento
Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA)
San Diego, Santa Barbara
Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians (Soboba)
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Contra Costa, Lake*, Mendocino*, Sonoma*
Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal TANF (Tuolumne)
Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians (TMDCI)
Imperial, Los Angeles, Riverside*
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California (Washoe)
Alameda, Alpine, Amador*, Nevada, San Francisco, San Joaquin*, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
Yurok Tribe (Yurok)
Del Norte*, Humboldt*
*Distinctive Service Populations within the Same County.
You can contact CDSS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (916) 654-1322.