Indian Affairs Awards Grants to Off-reservation Child and Family Service Programs

(Washington, D.C.) – Welfare Act grants to 10 Tribal organizations to help support off-reservation Indian child and family service programs, which provide services intended to stabilize American Indian and Alaska Native families and Tribes, prevent the breakup of families, and ensure that the permanent removal of an American Indian or Alaska Native child from the custody of parent or custodian is a last resort.

The grant recipients include the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leadership Council in billings Montana who will receive $200,000.

Off-reservation Indian child and family service programs are authorized under the Indian Child Welfare Act, enabling Tribal organizations to provide services which may include, but are not limited to, supporting Indian foster and adoptive homes, providing counseling to families and foster and adoptive children, family assistance, and guidance.

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