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North Fork Rancheria Tribal TANF (NFRTT) is a dedicated Native American program providing the opportunity for improvement in the quality of life by focusing on education and self-sufficiency while protecting, preserving, and promoting our cultures.



  • Increase the employability of Tribal needy families.
  • Increase employment opportunities for recipients through job training and skill development.
  • To better prepare and educate individuals for healthy and planned pregnancies.
  • Encourage healthy and stable two parent Tribal families.

Locations Served

Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey counties.


You Must:
• Be an enrolled member or a descendant of a Federally Recognized Tribe, a descendant of a person listed in the California Indian Judgment Roll, or Alaska Native or descendant.
• Have a minor dependent child in the home or individuals expecting a child, may be eligible in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
• Live in the counties of Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito, or San Luis Obispo.
• Meet the Federal poverty income guideline of equal or less than 200%.
• Provide verified school attendance for school age children.
• Provide proof of residency in the service area.
• Be a United States Citizen.

Caretaker Relatives needy or non-needy may qualify for TANF Services.

Services Offered

  • Supportive Services:
    • Childcare assistance
    • Transportation reimbursement
    • Educational expenses
    • Employment expenses
    • Academic incentives
    • Vehicle repair assistance
    • Utility bill assistance
  • Diversion, Emergency, & Transitional services
  • Marriage/wedding arrangements assistance
  • Aid with homelessness, eviction notices, & housing costs
  • Removal of barriers to obtain/retain a drivers license for employment
  • Career development