Funding Goes Exclusively to Tribal Programs

For the first time, ACF’s Office of Child Support Enforcement (HHS) awards $210,000 to five tribal agencies in a series of child support grants set aside for tribal programs.

The Tribal Child Support Innovation Grant (TIG) program, CFDA Number 93.508, works to strengthen tribal child support programs operating family-centered services and help tribes meet their mission and goals. One TIG grantee, the Forest County Potawatomi Community, will achieve the goals of TIG through intervening early with direct outreach to the noncustodial parents who work with tribal employers.

They expect their initiative will improve the accuracy of personal and financial information for noncustodial parents, leading to accurate, realistic orders and increased collections.

Fifty-seven agencies were invited to apply. Five were selected. In addition to the Forest County Potawatomi Community, the other winners are: Cherokee Nation, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the Yurok Tribe.

“Community and family have long been at the heart of tribal child support programs,” said OCSE Commissioner Vicki Turetsky. “We are excited to offer our tribal programs an opportunity to develop new family-centered programs as well as expand and update existing ones.”

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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