Colville Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (CCT TANF) is a federal and state funded program operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Do you have a dependent child or children in your household, or are you pregnant and need temporary financial assistance? If so, it is possible we can help. If you qualify for the program you may receive a small monthly grant to help you pay your bills and other supportive services to help get you back on your feet.
If you want to find out if you qualify for this program you need to complete an application packet, turn it in, and then have an intake interview with one of our staff. Because this program’s funds come from the federal and state government you will be required to have certain items of verification on hand. In some cases you may also be required to complete a drug-test, if so, a failed result will not automatically disqualify you from the program. You can pick up an application packet at one of our offices, or call (509) 634-2290 and ask to have the application mailed.
The CCT TANF program has offices in Inchelium, Nespelem and Omak. A couple times a month, the program sends an outreach worker to Wenatchee.
Colville Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) came into effect on November 1, 2001. Under this plan the Colville Tribe will serve all Native American families in Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas, and Chelan Counties. A "Native American Family" is one in which at least one member of the assistance unit is a Native American, a member of, or eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe in the United States of American residing or intending to reside in the defined service area. In Lincoln, Grant and Stevens Counties the Colville Tribe will serve Colville Tribal families only. A "Colville Tribal Family" is one in which at least one member of the assistance unit is an enrolled member of the Colville Tribe.
THE FOUR PURPOSES OF TANF: 45 CFR 286
- Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
- Reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
- Preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies
- Encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families