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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
93.594 Tribal Work Grants

FEDERAL AGENCY:

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 412(a)(2), as amended.
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To allow eligible Indian Tribes and Alaska Native organizations to operate a program to make work activities available.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants.
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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.

Credentials/Documentation:   None.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Each eligible Indian Tribe or Alaska Native organization must submit a NEW plan to the Secretary for approval.

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

Deadlines:   For the July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002, NEW Program Year, plans were submitted prior to July 1, 2001. These plans are effective for three program years until June 30, 2004, subject to program reauthorization. The program is currently authorized through FY 2002.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Approximately 45 days.

Appeals:   None.

Renewals:   None.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   See section 412(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, as amended. The grant amount for each Tribe will equal the amount it received in fiscal year 1994 to operate its JOBS Program. There are no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Grants will be issued in a lump sum.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   An annual program and statistical report, and interim and final SF 269-A reports are required.

Audits:   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.

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

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-1552-0-1-609.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $7,633,000, FY 02 est $7,633,000, and FY 03 est $7,633,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
From $5,187 to $1,752,666; $96,000.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
In fiscal year 2001, 79 grants were awarded, which represented 100 percent of the total eligible grantee population. Identical awards are estimated to be granted in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.

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:   None.

Headquarters Office:  
Stanley Koutstaal 330 C Street SW, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: stanley.koutstaal@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-401-5457

Web Site Address:  
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tribal/new

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Currently, 79 tribal grantees operate work activity programs under NEW.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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