Overview Statement

The CTTP Tribal TANF program utilizes federal and state funds to support a variety of temporary services to Indian families. An eligible Indian child must reside in the home and meet the financial eligibility criteria.

These temporary services include cash assistance, educational activities designed to increase the family self-sufficiency, welfare diversion assistance, and supportive services.

Families are required to: show proof of their county of residence, that their children are members of a federally recognized tribe or a descendant of the California Indian Judgment Rolls and that the family income does not exceed allowable limits. Once a family is determined to be eligible for Tribal TANF services, the following TANF assistance and services may be available to the family.

Families provided TANF services are required to engage in valid work activities up to a minimum number of hours per week, unless they meet CTTP’s exemption criteria. A CTTP caseworker or site manager will be able to answer any questions and assist families to complete applications and to determine if the family is eligible.

Please note that Program and Services are pending readiness in some locations!!


Career Development

  • Services Job skills training
  • High school equivalency or GED training
  • Technical skills training
  • Employment or educational expenses
  • Job search and readiness assistance
  • Transportation Assistance (to and from training)
  • Child care assistance (during job & educational training or while at work)

Life Skills Workshops

  • Household budgeting & general banking
  • Establishing and maintaining good credit
  • Transportation & Logistics basics
  • Balancing work & family households
  • Basic legal information & resources
  • Developing effective coping skills
  • Physical health & wellness
  • Native American cultural / values
  • Healthy & effective communication skills

Youth Services

  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • Juvenile Justice services
  • Youth activities and cultural programs
  • Physical maturation and development
  • Abstinence until marriage
  • Communication and sexual decision making
  • Prevention of STD’s, Hep C and HIV, and AIDS infections

Assertive Skills

  • Refusal skills and negotiation skills

Life skills training

  • Goal setting
  • Individual and group counseling sessions
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Learning from our Tribal Elders
  • “Baby Think It Over” program

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Classes are confidential, truthful and direct providing you with the information you need in order to make the right choices regarding you, your body and your future. The information you will learn will be age appropriate.

One of our goals is to provide an opportunity for you to ask the questions for which you need answers. We will share culturally relevant information on the topics we’re discussing whenever possible. You may also call CTTP at 1.866.720.8263.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is working collaboratively with existing city, county, and state programs to bring their resources to our Indian communities.

We provide parenting classes for first time parents and those who have existing families which include parenting skills for Infants and Newborn, Youth & Adolescents. We encourage traditional parenting ways in conjunction with the dominate culture’s methods that will help our children to be successful in their lives.

Parenting Workshops

• Parent Assessment & Referals
• Public Health Awareness
• Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Marriage Promotion & Counseling

• Financial planning and budgeting assistance
• Domestic violence intervention and prevention

Culturally Relevant Support Services

  • Housing assistance and referrals
  • Domestic violence intervention
  • Substance abuse treatment

Cash Assistance

  • Immediate need assistance and food vouchers
  • Emergency Assistance Homeless assistance
  • Welfare Diversion (limited assistance to manage an emergency situation)