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(Administered on behalf of Nisqually and Shoalwater Bay Tribes)

Administration on Aging, Title IV, Senior Meals

Nutritious meals are provided free of charge at the tribal communities for qualified elders (enrolled in federally recognized tribes, Alaskan or Hawaiian natives, their spouse.) Take out or home delivered meals are available for the homebound. Others are welcome to participate in the meal program by paying the posted meal price

Administration on Aging, Title IV, NSIP

This is a small amount of money the sites use each year to supplement their food purchases

Administration on Aging, Title IV, Caregiver

(Title VI) Provides support for unpaid family caregivers with training, one on one counseling, support groups, and by providing assistive medical equipment such as walkers, hand rails, lifting straps, etc. The family member requiring care can be an elder or a dependent who is physically or mentally handicapped. Occasional respite care for the caregiver can be provided and volunteers can step in when available.



Child Care Development Fund

Supports in-home childcare, family care, certified day care centers, and before and after school care to eligible Indian children and their families.



Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

The goal of the plan is to develop and implement a community driven plan using a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention. There are also support services for cancer survivors.



Community Services Block Grant

The program reduces the impact of poverty by improving nutrition, and providing education, recreational and social activities.



Emergency Food Assistance Program

Provides emergency food vouchers to eligible households and individuals.



Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Distributes commodities each month including fresh vegetables and frozen meats. Food and services originate from the warehouse site on the Nisqually reservation and travel to four other Tribal communities, including the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.



Foster Home Licensing Agency

SPIPA is a foster home licensing agency, contracted through the State of Washington Department of Social and Human Services. Program recruits and trains foster parents and licenses/support foster homes.  



Family Violence Prevention Services Act

Comprehensive dating and domestic violence prevention offers assistance and support to victims and non-offending members of their household.


Healthy Families

Provides services to improve child and family outcomes including health and development, parenting practices related to development, improved school readiness, coordination of referrals to community resources and supports and reduced incidence of injuries, crime and domestic violence.



Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Provides low-income households financial assistance for home energy costs.



Medicare Improvements for Patients & Providers Act

Small grant, administered on behalf of the Nisqually Tribe, for outreach and information to assist eligible American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders about the benefits available to them through Medicare Part D, the Low Income Subsidy, the Medicare Savings Program or Medicare prevention benefits and screenings. Works in conjunction with Elders Services at Nisqually Tribe’s AoA-funded site.



Native Employment Works

Eligible tribal members receive services to support employment and job retention. No income eligibility required before receiving services.



Native Women's Wellness Program

Promotes community awareness and education, access, referrals and free screenings for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer.



Tribes Assisting Native Families

The Intertribal TANF program provides financial assistance as well as employment and training services to eligible, needy families in the service area. The program operates from six sites serving eligible, enrolled American Indians and Alaska Natives in Kitsap, Mason, Pierce and Thurston Counties.



Building Healthy Generations

Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Systems to develop processes and cooperative models at the local and intertribal level through training and technical assistance.



Vocational Rehabilitation

Persons with physical or mental impairments which impede employment receive assistance, training, and counseling to overcome barriers to employment.



Low Income Home Weatherization Program

Low-income households receive an energy audit and receive products and services to improve the energy efficiency of their home.



Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and children

Food, along with nutritional information, is provided to low-income women, infants and children.