U.S. DOL Awards $70.8 Million in Grants to Low-Income, Unemployed Native Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently 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 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:

RecipientStateAdult FundingYouth Funding
Inter-Tribal Council of AlabamaAL$299,270 $5,128 
Poarch Band of Creek IndiansAL$95,944 $0 
Aleutian-Pribilof Islands AssociationAK$29,073 $12,146 
Association of Village Council PresidentsAK$417,150 $166,257 
Bristol Bay Native AssociationAK$120,183 $48,581 
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian TribesAK$196,418 $68,824 
ChugachmiutAK$28,327 $5,938 
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.AK$418,299 $129,011 
Copper River Native AssociationAK$19,032 $9,447 
Kawerak IncorporatedAK$156,459 $60,727 
Kenaitze Indian TribeAK$44,953 $22,941 
Knik TribeAK$31,474 $18,893 
Kodiak Area Native AssociationAK$29,541 $9,447 
Maniilaq AssociationAK$117,185 $52,630 
Metlakatla Indian CommunityAK$18,951 $5,398 
Orutsararmuit Native CouncilAK$53,681 $16,194 
Tanana Chiefs ConferenceAK$294,544 $114,706 
American Indian Association of TucsonAZ$351,316 $0 
Colorado River Indian TribesAZ$64,326 $32,388 
Gila River Indian CommunityAZ$530,270 $213,219 
Hopi Tribal CouncilAZ$225,819 $118,754 
Hualapai TribeAZ$33,836 $20,243 
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.AZ$82,846 $38,595 
Navajo NationAZ$6,333,322 $3,095,717 
Pascua Yaqui TribeAZ$104,406 $55,329 
Phoenix Indian Center Inc.AZ$1,482,236 $0 
Quechan Indian TribeAZ$34,907 $17,543 
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian CommunityAZ$87,955 $52,630 
San Carlos Apache Community CollegeAZ$400,457 $224,015 
Tohono O’Odham NationAZ$385,097 $225,364 
White Mountain Apache TribeAZ$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 CouncilCA$127,367 $8,097 
United American Indian InvolvementCA$1,706,653 $0 
Denver Indian Center Inc.CO$645,730 $0 
Ute Mountain Ute TribeCO$89,668 $22,941 
Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs Inc.FL$1,186,496 $0 
Miccosukee Tribe of IndiansFL$123,545 $5,668 
Alu Like Inc.HI$1,367,546 $1,886,579 
Nez Perce TribeID$71,248 $15,654 
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes IncID$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 NationME$194,714 $25,371 
Mashpee-Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council Inc.MA$59,916 $0 
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa IndiansMI$32,018 $0 
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Inc.MI$96,066 $29,688 
Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa IndiansMI$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 IndiansMI$170,421 $19,702 
Southeastern Michigan Indians Inc.MI$76,082 $0 
American Indian Opportunities Inc.MN$265,795 $0 
Bois Forte Reservation Tribal CouncilMN$20,322 $9,177 
Fond Du Lac ReservationMN$198,273 $18,353 
Leech Lake Band of OjibweMN$45,605 $53,709 
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe IndiansMN$55,050 $24,021 
Minneapolis American Indian CenterMN$352,803 $0 
Northwest Indian OICMN$107,323 $0 
Red Lake NationMN$221,612 $85,018 
White Earth Reservation Tribal CouncilMN$120,329 $55,329 
Mississippi Band of Choctaw IndiansMS$299,726 $68,553 
American Indian CouncilMO$736,868 $9,447 
Assiniboine and Sioux TribesMT$272,721 $138,997 
Blackfeet Tribal Business CouncilMT$287,100 $128,201 
Business Committee of the Chippewa Cree TribeMT$140,960 $39,135 
Confederated Salish & Kootenai TribesMT$282,175 $140,347 
Fort Belknap Community CouncilMT$121,869 $51,281 
Little Big Horn CollegeMT$164,307 $88,796 
Montana United Indian AssociationMT$342,552 $0 
Northern Cheyenne TribeMT$213,575 $99,862 
Omaha Tribe of NebraskaNE$79,135 $47,232 
Ponca Tribe of NebraskaNE$284,739 $0 
Winnebago Tribe of NebraskaNE$44,711 $21,591 
Inter-Tribal Council of NevadaNV$282,667 $49,392 
Las Vegas Indian Center Inc.NV$190,775 $0 
Reno Sparks Indian ColonyNV$16,968 $9,447 
Shoshone-Paiute TribesNV$121,904 $14,844 
Alamo Navajo School Board Inc.NM$89,006 $49,931 
Eight Northern Indian Pueblo CouncilNM$73,277 $27,529 
Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos Inc.NM$152,987 $94,194 
Jicarilla Apache TribeNM$61,679 $28,340 
Mescalero Apache TribeNM$87,537 $62,076 
National Indian Youth CouncilNM$1,598,504 $0 
Ohkay OwingehNM$26,632 $13,494 
Pueblo of AcomaNM$135,987 $31,038 
Pueblo of IsletaNM$39,849 $11,875 
Pueblo of LagunaNM$87,101 $37,785 
Pueblo of TaosNM$40,663 $18,893 
Pueblo of ZuniNM$284,700 $130,900 
Ramah Navajo School Board Inc.NM$89,975 $31,038 
Santo Domingo TribeNM$100,040 $45,882 
Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties Inc.NY$366,605 $3,239 
Seneca Nation of IndiansNY$237,631 $32,388 
St. Regis Mohawk TribeNY$138,900 $22,941 
Cumberland County Association for Indian People Inc.NC$64,926 $0 
Eastern Band of Cherokee IndiansNC$116,353 $58,028 
Guilford Native American AssociationNC$78,253 $0 
Lumbee Regional Development Association Inc.NC$1,190,781 $0 
North Carolina Commission of Indian AffairsNC$357,960 $0 
Spirit Lake Sioux TribeND$155,971 $75,571 
Standing Rock Sioux TribeND$225,799 $125,502 
Three Affiliated TribesND$188,594 $56,678 
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa IndiansND$307,442 $129,550 
United Tribes Technical CollegeND$240,635 $0 
North America Indian Cultural Center Inc.OH$527,322 $0 
Absentee Shawnee TribeOK$23,394 $13,225 
Cherokee Nation of OklahomaOK$1,354,828 $681,760 
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of OklahomaOK$162,235 $105,260 
Chickasaw NationOK$370,860 $204,852 
Choctaw Nation of OklahomaOK$595,680 $294,188 
Citizen Potawatomi NationOK$435,968 $293,918 
Comanche Tribe of OklahomaOK$158,437 $72,872 
Creek Nation of OklahomaOK$745,057 $358,963 
Inter-Tribal Council of Northeast OklahomaOK$76,802 $27,260 
Kiowa Tribe of OklahomaOK$231,776 $159,509 
Osage NationOK$100,536 $52,630 
Otoe-Missouria TribeOK$33,936 $17,004 
Pawnee Nation of OklahomaOK$32,328 $14,844 
Ponca Tribe of OklahomaOK$84,739 $56,409 
Tonkawa Tribe of OklahomaOK$64,680 $28,340 
United Urban Indian Council Inc.OK$377,385 $201,073 
Wyandotte NationOK$112,895 $0 
Confed. Tribes of the Umatilla Indian ReservationOR$28,300 $14,844 
Confederated Tribes of Siletz IndiansOR$453,617 $1,080 
Confederated Tribes of Warm SpringsOR$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 TribeSD$232,805 $143,046 
Lower Brule Sioux TribeSD$58,540 $20,243 
Oglala Sioux TribeSD$689,820 $419,690 
Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Nation)SD$1,093,755 $260,450 
Sisseton-Wahpeton OyateSD$129,550 $59,378 
Yankton Sioux TribeSD$112,522 $53,979 
Native American Indian Association Inc.TN$240,778 $0 
Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribal CouncilTX$845,207 $1,080 
Dallas Inter-Tribal CenterTX$472,553 $0 
Ysleta del Sur PuebloTX$677,009 $17,543 
Indian Training & Education CenterUT$370,831 $5,938 
Ute Indian TribeUT$123,318 $60,727 
Mattaponi Pamunkey Monacan ConsortiumVA$261,984 $0 
American Indian Community CenterWA$420,567 $18,353 
Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama NationWA$210,688 $110,388 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville ReservationWA$190,613 $49,931 
Lummi Indian Business CouncilWA$116,455 $26,990 
Makah Tribal CouncilWA$35,681 $13,494 
South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency WA$641,825 $97,163 
Spokane ReservationWA$41,735 $24,291 
Suquamish Indian TribeWA$152,153 $2,699 
The Tulalip TribesWA$46,231 $21,591 
United Indians of All Tribes FoundationWA$297,733 $0 
Ho-Chunk NationWI$182,976 $4,858 
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing BoardWI$177,856 $60,457 
Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Inc.WI$44,017 $12,146 
Menominee Indian Tribe of WisconsinWI$102,738 $49,931 
Oneida Tribe of Indians of WisconsinWI$171,668 $16,194 
Spotted Eagle, Inc.WI$226,834 $0 
Stockbridge-Munsee CommunityWI$57,984 $3,778 
Eastern Shoshone TribeWY$134,920 $36,166 
Northern Arapaho Business CouncilWY$229,407 $81,239 
Total Funding$56,351,790 $13,932,627