WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced $70.8 million in grants to 166 Indian and Native American entities to help provide employment and training services to low-income Native American adults and youth and the unemployment—including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian adults and youth—and create pathways to middle-class careers.
The grants reflect the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to supporting workforce pathways to well-paying jobs for all Americans, including those in generally underserved communities and some of the most geographically challenging regions. in the USA.
The grants will fund the delivery of services – including academic, vocational and literacy skills development – to individuals in Native American communities to equip them to compete in today’s job market. These services will also promote the economic development and well-being of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities based on their specific goals and values.
$56,351,790 of the awarded funds will be used for low-income and unemployed American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. The remaining $13,932,627 will go to low-income Native American, Alaska Native or Hawaiian youth, ages 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 nonprofit organizations, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native organizations:
|Oklahoma Beneficiaries||Adult funding||Youth funding|
|Absent Shawnee Tribe||$23,394||$13,225|
|Oklahoma Cherokee Nation||$1,354,828||$681,760|
|Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma||$162,235||$105,260|
|Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma||$595,680||$294,188|
|Citizen Potawatomi Nation||$435,968||$293,918|
|Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma||$158,437||$72,872|
|Streams Nation of Oklahoma||$745,057||$358,963|
|Northeast Oklahoma Intertribal Council||$76,802||$27,260|
|Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma||$231,776||$159,509|
|Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma||$32,328||$14,844|
|Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma||$84,739||$56,409|
|Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma||$64,680||$28,340|
|United Urban Indian Council Inc.||$377,385||$201,073|
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