The California Tribal TANF Partnership (CTTP) is associated with 20 tribes and other organizations that operate tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs for Native American people. CTTP was established on July 8, 2003 and remains operational under the governing body Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians as lead administrators. Our goal and purpose is to help families achieve self-sufficiency through educational training, career and employment opportunities, as well as various supported services and programs with temporary financial assistance.
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. Other services could include Career development, life skills workshops, youth services, marriage promotion, and cultural workshops.
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.