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Notice: SCTCA Tribal TANF Non-recurrent Short-term Benefits

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Notice: SCTCA Tribal TANF Non-recurrent Short-term Benefits

SCTCA Tribal TANF Non-recurrent Short-term Benefits

All eligible American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) who are enrolled or a lineal descendant of Federally-recognized Tribes, or listed on or descendants of the California Judgment Rolls and their families who reside in the following service area can request Non-Recurrent, Short-Term Benefits. At least one child must be residing in the client’s home. Emergency support services: rental and utility assistance and other services may be available.

Service Area: Families who reside in the off-reservation area of San Diego County, Santa Barbara County and Orange County (exception no services to Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in Orange County), including the following approved reservations:

San Diego County

  • Barona
  • Campo
  • Ewiiaapaayp (Cuyapaipe)
  • Inaja-Cosmit
  • Jamul
  • La Jolla
  • La Posta
  • Manzanita
  • Los Coyotes
  • Mesa Grande
  • Pala
  • Pauma
  • Rincon
  • San Pasqual
  • Santa Ysabel
  • Sycuan
  • Viejas

Santa Barbara County

  • Santa Ynez Chumash Reservation

Orange County

  • Urban Areas

Tribal TANF programs may use TANF funds to provide non-recurrent, short-term benefits in the context of a pandemic and/or natural disaster to eligible families who:

  1. meet income eligibility criteria (as established in the Tribe’s approved TANF plan), and
  2. who have a specific crisis or episode of need.

By regulatory definition, nonrecurrent, short-term benefits are:

  1. designed to deal with a specific crisis situation or episode of need;
  2. not intended to meet recurrent or ongoing needs; and
  3. will not extend beyond four months as per 45 CFR §§ 260.31(b); 286.10(b).


Feel free to download and share the SCTCA Tribal TANF NRST 4-20-20.pdf notice.


To apply for Non-Recurrent Short-Term Benefits, an application is required to determine eligibility, not everyone is automatically qualified for assistance. Please contact the SCTCA Tribal TANF Office serving your location to apply or if you have any questions.

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(760) 742-8690

San Diego
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(619) 460-3400

Tuesday – Thursday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(760) 746-0901

Tuesday – Thursday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(619) 766-9039

Fountain Valley
Tuesday – Thursday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(657) 229-2820

Santa Ynez
Tuesday – Thursday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(805) 688-1756

Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association – Tribal TANF
For more information contact the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association – Tribal TANF:

Pala Band of Mission Indians PBMI SCTCA Tribal TANF Short-Term Benefits