Individuals may qualify for the program if they are a Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian who is economically disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed, or employed but in need of program services to obtain or retain employment as determined by the program.
To be eligible, all applicants must be Native American, economically disadvantaged, and/or unemployed or underemployed. All documentation must be provided at the time of intake to be certified eligible for the NWD program.
Picture Identification: State issed ID card or driver’s license, birth certificate, school ID, and/or Tribal ID
Social Security Card: SS card or letter of documentation from Social Security Office
Tribal Verification: Tribal enrollment card, certificate of Indian blood, or tribal documents
Proof of Residency: Utility bill, rent receipt, voter registration card, and/or lease agreement
Selective Service Registration: (Males only) Registration card, letter from Selective Service, or online verification
Applicants must also be income eligible:
If economically disadvantaged: Proof of total family household income for the last 6 months, pay check stubs, public assistance (i.e., food stamps, TANF, commoidty foods, SIIS, etc.)
Unemployed: Letter from Unemployment Office, or lay-off notice
Underemployed: Proof of working less than full-time.
All candidates interested in participating in the Native Workforce Development program, should call our office or come in to set-up an intake appointment.
The purpose of the program is to support employment and training for Indian Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.
Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. Native Workforce Development Program (NWD) is federally funded on a four-year cycle under the Subtitle D – National Programs Section 166 Native American Programs, Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 by U.S.Department of Labor – Indian & Native American Programs. The purpose of the program is to support employment and training for Indian Native Americans to: Develop more fully academic, occupational and literacy skills; to make individuals more competitive in the workforce and to quip them with entrepreneurial skills necessary for successful self-employment; and promote economic and social development in communities. The principal means of accomplishing these purposes is to enable tribes and Native organizations to provide employment and training services to Indian and Native Americans and their communities. Services should be provided in culturally appropriate manner, consistent with the principles of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq) (WIOA sec.166 (a)(2).has been
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Below is a listing of the reservations & colonies in our service area:
Battle Mountain Band Council
Carson Colony Council
Dresslerville Community Council
Ducwater Shoshone Tribe
Elko Band Council
Ely Shoshone Tribe
Fallon Paiute -Shoshone Tribes