Tribal Work Grants
To allow eligible Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations to operate a program to make work activities available.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2013: In FY 2013, 79 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2014: In FY 2014, it is anticipated that 78 grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: In FY 2015, it is anticipated that 78 grants will be awarded.
Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 412.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
An Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization that conducted a Tribal JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training) Program in fiscal year 1995.
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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Each eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization must submit a NEW plan to the Secretary for approval.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will issue grant awards.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 45 days.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Tribes have broad flexibility to use the grant for the purpose of making work activities available.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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 OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. 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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT):
Carol Monteiro, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Boston Regional Office, JFK Building, Rm. 2000, Boston, MA 02203. Telephone: (617) 565-2462.
Region II (NJ, NY):
Frank Ceruto, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, New York Regional Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114, New York, NY 10278. Telephone: (212) 264-2890, ext. 133.
Region III (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV):
Eileen Friedman, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Philadelphia Regional Office, 150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3499. Telephone: (215) 861-4058.
Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN):
LaMonica Shelton, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Atlanta Regional Office, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 4M60, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909. Telephone: (404) 562-2938.
Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI):
Steven Krasner, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Chicago Regional Office, 233 N. Michigan Ave. - Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 353-3265.
Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX):
Larry Brendel, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 945, Dallas, TX 75202. Telephone: (214) 767-6236.
Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE):
Gary Allen, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Kansas City Regional Office, Rm. 349, 601 E 12 St., Kansas City, MO 64106. Telephone: (816) 426-2236.
Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Kisha Russell, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Denver Regional Office, 999 18th Street, South Terrace, Suite 499, Denver, CO 80202. Telephone: (303) 844-1483.
Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV):
Julie Fong, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Telephone: (415) 437-7579.
Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA):
Frank Shields, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Seattle Regional Office, 2201 Sixth Avenue, M/S 74, Seattle, WA 98121. Telephone (206) 615-2569.
Felicia Gaither 370 L'Enfant Promenade S.W., Washington , District of Columbia 20447 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Formula Grants) FY 13 $7,633,000; FY 14 est $7,633,000; and FY 15 est $7,633,000
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: There were 78 NEW grantees to operate work activity programs using FY 2013 funds. Fiscal Year 2014: It is anticipated that 78 NEW grantees will continue to operate work activity programs using FY 2014 funds. Fiscal Year 2015: It is anticipated that 78 NEW grantees will continue to operate work activity programs using FY 2014 funds.