The Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has received a $2,461,905 Native Family Assistance Program grant from the State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Assistance. The grant is in year four of a five year grant cycle, and will fund services offered July 1 through June 30, 2011.
"These funds will allow us to provide eligible families with a much needed financial boost so that they can better meet the needs of their children, said Alberta Aspen, Director of Central Council's Employment & Training Division, in a press release. "Central Council remains committed to providing services to its tribal citizens so they can maintain a healthy lifestyle independent of program services."
The NFAP grant will supplement federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families funding to operate the Tribe's TANF program, which provides financial assistance, eligibility services, case management and other welfare-to-work services, support services, child care assistance and administrative support to all eligible families living in the Tribe's service area.
"I am pleased that we can continue our relationship with the State of Alaska in providing a safety net of services to our needy tribal citizens," said Central Council President Edward K. Thomas, in a press release.