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TRIBAL TANF PROGRAMS

ISSUE DATE: 09/2015

Tribal groups recognized by the federal government may administer their own TANF programs similar to that of the states. Tribal groups interested in administering Tribal TANF programs must submit a plan to the Department of Health and Human Services outlining their proposed program including the geographical service area and the population to be served within that service area.

Many of the general requirements of Tribal TANF programs are the same as the requirements of state TANF programs (MFIP program in Minnesota). Funding for Tribal TANF block grants are from the state TANF block grant of the state where the Tribal service area is located.

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians and Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians have opted to operate a Tribal TANF program. For more detailed information on Tribal TANF for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, see 0029.06.24.03 (Tribal TANF-Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe). For more detailed information on Tribal TANF for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, see 0029.06.24.06 (Tribal TANF – Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians).

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