The Evaluation of the Tribal Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Initial Implementation Findings. Framework and Implementation of the Tribal Welfare-to-Work Program


Tribal circumstances present unique challenges to WtW programs. Tribes are taking on more responsibility for social services and employment programs. In doing so, they are developing new and stronger interagency relationships and working to improve the infrastructure for services to program participants. To provide the context necessary for understanding the implementation of WtW in Indian country, this chapter describes the legislative basis, funding, structure, and staffing of the tribal WtW program, as well as program participation. The next chapter discusses the services provided by tribal WtW programs and service coordination.