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ISSUE DATE: 02/2017

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians chose to operate a Tribal TANF program beginning 1-1-15. Implementation to transfer authority and responsibility to Red Lake Tribal TANF begins 9-1-15. The Band’s program requires that there be at least 1 unit member who is a citizen of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians or is enrolled or eligible to be enrolled with another federally-recognized Tribal Nation residing within the boundaries of Red Lake Nation.

The Band uses MAXIS and is designated as “County 94”. EXCEPT for the initial transfer of existing eligible MFIP cases from the covered service area to the Band, handle case transfers into and out of the Tribal TANF program in the same manner as transfers from county to county. See 0008.06.21 (Change in County of Residence). Minnesota counties and agencies receiving transfers from Red Lake Tribal TANF must recertify the participants for the next eligible month under MFIP policy.

In addition to the MFIP sanctions, the Band has some additional types of sanctions. If a Tribal TANF participant leaves the Tribal service area and wants to continue getting MFIP, the Band will remove all Tribal TANF sanctions before transferring the case.

People who are applying for ONLY SNAP, health care, child care, or child support services must apply at their county of residence.

A family unit applying for or participating with Tribal TANF Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is not eligible for DWP. See 0013.05 (DWP Bases of Eligibility).

For general information on the Tribal TANF program. See 0029.06.24 (Tribal TANF Programs).

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