WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $70.8 million in grant funding to 166 Indian and Native American entities to help provide employment and training services to low-income and unemployed Native American adults and youth – including American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian adults and youth – and create pathways to middle-class careers.  

The grants reflect the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to supporting workforce pathways to good-paying jobs for all Americans, including those in typically underserved communities and some of the most geographically challenged areas in the U.S.

The grants will fund the delivery of services – including academic, occupational and literacy skills development – to individuals in Native American communities to equip them to compete in today’s workforce. These services will also promote the economic development and well-being of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities based on their specific goals and values.

$56,351,790 of the funds awarded will serve low-income and unemployed American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. The remaining $13,932,627 will serve low-income American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian youth, from age 14 to 24, living on or near Indian reservations, as well as in Hawaii.

Grants are awarded to the following organizations, which include federally recognized tribes, Native American non-profit organizations, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Native organizations:

Recipient

State

Adult

Funding

Youth

Funding

Inter-Tribal Council of Alabama

AL

$299,270

$5,128

Poarch Band of Creek Indians

AL

$95,944

$0

Aleutian-Pribilof Islands Association

AK

$29,073

$12,146

Association of Village Council Presidents

AK

$417,150

$166,257

Bristol Bay Native Association

AK

$120,183

$48,581

Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes

AK

$196,418

$68,824

Chugachmiut

AK

$28,327

$5,938

Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.

AK

$418,299

$129,011

Copper River Native Association

AK

$19,032

$9,447

Kawerak Incorporated

AK

$156,459

$60,727

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

AK

$44,953

$22,941

Knik Tribe

AK

$31,474

$18,893

Kodiak Area Native Association

AK

$29,541

$9,447

Maniilaq Association

AK

$117,185

$52,630

Metlakatla Indian Community

AK

$18,951

$5,398

Orutsararmuit Native Council

AK

$53,681

$16,194

Tanana Chiefs Conference

AK

$294,544

$114,706

American Indian Association of Tucson

AZ

$351,316

$0

Colorado River Indian Tribes

AZ

$64,326

$32,388

Gila River Indian Community

AZ

$530,270

$213,219

Hopi Tribal Council

AZ

$225,819

$118,754

Hualapai Tribe

AZ

$33,836

$20,243

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.

AZ

$82,846

$38,595

Navajo Nation

AZ

$6,333,322

$3,095,717

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

AZ

$104,406

$55,329

Phoenix Indian Center Inc.

AZ

$1,482,236

$0

Quechan Indian Tribe

AZ

$34,907

$17,543

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

AZ

$87,955

$52,630

San Carlos Apache Community College

AZ

$400,457

$224,015

Tohono O’Odham Nation

AZ

$385,097

$225,364

White Mountain Apache Tribe

AZ

$471,722

$268,547

American Indian Center of Arkansas Inc.

AR

$331,106

$0

California Indian Manpower Consortium Inc.

CA

$3,461,355

$112,277

Native American Health Center Inc.

CA

$458,403

 

Northern California Indian Development Council Inc.

CA

$618,594

$62,347

So. California American Indian Resource Center Inc.

CA

$747,627

$0

Tule River Tribal Council

CA

$127,367

$8,097

United American Indian Involvement

CA

$1,706,653

$0

Denver Indian Center Inc.

CO

$645,730

$0

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

CO

$89,668

$22,941

Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs Inc.

FL

$1,186,496

$0

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians

FL

$123,545

$5,668

Alu Like Inc.

HI

$1,367,546

$1,886,579

Nez Perce Tribe

ID

$71,248

$15,654

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Inc

ID

$185,080

$58,028

American Indian Center of Indiana Inc.

IN

$265,381

$0

United Tribes of Kansas and Southeast Nebraska Inc.

KS

$207,251

$10,526

Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana Inc.

LA

$502,473

$4,049

Penobscot Indian Nation

ME

$194,714

$25,371

Mashpee-Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council Inc.

MA

$59,916

$0

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

MI

$32,018

$0

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Inc.

MI

$96,066

$29,688

Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

MI

$141,849

$0

Michigan Indian Employment and Training  Services Inc.

MI

$326,319

$0

North American Indian Association of Detroit Inc.

MI

$165,405

$0

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

MI

$170,421

$19,702

Southeastern Michigan Indians Inc.

MI

$76,082

$0

American Indian Opportunities Inc.

MN

$265,795

$0

Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council

MN

$20,322

$9,177

Fond Du Lac Reservation

MN

$198,273

$18,353

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

MN

$45,605

$53,709

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians

MN

$55,050

$24,021

Minneapolis American Indian Center

MN

$352,803

$0

Northwest Indian OIC

MN

$107,323

$0

Red Lake Nation

MN

$221,612

$85,018

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

MN

$120,329

$55,329

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

MS

$299,726

$68,553

American Indian Council

MO

$736,868

$9,447

Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes

MT

$272,721

$138,997

Blackfeet Tribal Business Council

MT

$287,100

$128,201

Business Committee of the Chippewa Cree Tribe

MT

$140,960

$39,135

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

MT

$282,175

$140,347

Fort Belknap Community Council

MT

$121,869

$51,281

Little Big Horn College

MT

$164,307

$88,796

Montana United Indian Association

MT

$342,552

$0

Northern Cheyenne Tribe

MT

$213,575

$99,862

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

NE

$79,135

$47,232

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

NE

$284,739

$0

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

NE

$44,711

$21,591

Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada

NV

$282,667

$49,392

Las Vegas Indian Center Inc.

NV

$190,775

$0

Reno Sparks Indian Colony

NV

$16,968

$9,447

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

NV

$121,904

$14,844

Alamo Navajo School Board Inc.

NM

$89,006

$49,931

Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council

NM

$73,277

$27,529

Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos Inc.

NM

$152,987

$94,194

Jicarilla Apache Tribe

NM

$61,679

$28,340

Mescalero Apache Tribe

NM

$87,537

$62,076

National Indian Youth Council

NM

$1,598,504

$0

Ohkay Owingeh

NM

$26,632

$13,494

Pueblo of Acoma

NM

$135,987

$31,038

Pueblo of Isleta

NM

$39,849

$11,875

Pueblo of Laguna

NM

$87,101

$37,785

Pueblo of Taos

NM

$40,663

$18,893

Pueblo of Zuni

NM

$284,700

$130,900

Ramah Navajo School Board Inc.

NM

$89,975

$31,038

Santo Domingo Tribe

NM

$100,040

$45,882

Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties Inc.

NY

$366,605

$3,239

Seneca Nation of Indians

NY

$237,631

$32,388

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

NY

$138,900

$22,941

Cumberland County Association for Indian People Inc.

NC

$64,926

$0

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

NC

$116,353

$58,028

Guilford Native American Association

NC

$78,253

$0

Lumbee Regional Development Association Inc.

NC

$1,190,781

$0

North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs

NC

$357,960

$0

Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe

ND

$155,971

$75,571

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

ND

$225,799

$125,502

Three Affiliated Tribes

ND

$188,594

$56,678

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

ND

$307,442

$129,550

United Tribes Technical College

ND

$240,635

$0

North America Indian Cultural Center Inc.

OH

$527,322

$0

Absentee Shawnee Tribe

OK

$23,394

$13,225

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

OK

$1,354,828

$681,760

Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

OK

$162,235

$105,260

Chickasaw Nation

OK

$370,860

$204,852

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

OK

$595,680

$294,188

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

OK

$435,968

$293,918

Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma

OK

$158,437

$72,872

Creek Nation of Oklahoma

OK

$745,057

$358,963

Inter-Tribal Council of Northeast Oklahoma

OK

$76,802

$27,260

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma

OK

$231,776

$159,509

Osage Nation

OK

$100,536

$52,630

Otoe-Missouria Tribe

OK

$33,936

$17,004

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

OK

$32,328

$14,844

Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma

OK

$84,739

$56,409

Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma

OK

$64,680

$28,340

United Urban Indian Council Inc.

OK

$377,385

$201,073

Wyandotte Nation

OK

$112,895

$0

Confed. Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

OR

$28,300

$14,844

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

OR

$453,617

$1,080

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

OR

$132,781

$41,834

Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Inc.

PA

$970,417

$0

Rhode Island Indian Council, Inc.

RI

$2,107,268

$9,177

South Carolina Indian Development Council Inc.

SC

$254,833

$2,699

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

SD

$232,805

$143,046

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

SD

$58,540

$20,243

Oglala Sioux Tribe

SD

$689,820

$419,690

Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Nation)

SD

$1,093,755

$260,450

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

SD

$129,550

$59,378

Yankton Sioux Tribe

SD

$112,522

$53,979

Native American Indian Association Inc.

TN

$240,778

$0

Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribal Council

TX

$845,207

$1,080

Dallas Inter-Tribal Center

TX

$472,553

$0

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

TX

$677,009

$17,543

Indian Training & Education Center

UT

$370,831

$5,938

Ute Indian Tribe

UT

$123,318

$60,727

Mattaponi Pamunkey Monacan Consortium

VA

$261,984

$0

American Indian Community Center

WA

$420,567

$18,353

Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation

WA

$210,688

$110,388

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

WA

$190,613

$49,931

Lummi Indian Business Council

WA

$116,455

$26,990

Makah Tribal Council

WA

$35,681

$13,494

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency

WA

$641,825

$97,163

Spokane Reservation

WA

$41,735

$24,291

Suquamish Indian Tribe

WA

$152,153

$2,699

The Tulalip Tribes

WA

$46,231

$21,591

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

WA

$297,733

$0

Ho-Chunk Nation

WI

$182,976

$4,858

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board

WI

$177,856

$60,457

Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Inc.

WI

$44,017

$12,146

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

WI

$102,738

$49,931

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin

WI

$171,668

$16,194

Spotted Eagle, Inc.

WI

$226,834

$0

Stockbridge-Munsee Community

WI

$57,984

$3,778

Eastern Shoshone Tribe

WY

$134,920

$36,166

Northern Arapaho Business Council

WY

$229,407

$81,239

Total Funding

 

$56,351,790

$13,932,627

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