Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) is a multi-service non-profit corporation established in 1972 for a consortium of 19 federally-recognized Indian tribes in Southern California. The primary mission of SCTCA is to serve the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and descendants in the San Diego County urban areas. A board of directors comprised of tribal chairpersons from each of its member Tribes governs SCTCA.

SCTCA coordinates and administers numerous grant programs for its members and the southern California Indian community, including: Tribal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF), Law Enforcement, Food Commodities, Information Technology Services, Rincon Child Development Center, Adult Vocational Training, Career Development Center, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP), the Library Program, Child Care Development Services, Tribal Digital Village (TDV) and Resource Prevention Program.

SCTCA Programs

The Rincon Community Child Development Center (RCCDC) is dedicated to quality, and affordable child care services for all. RCCDC provides a caring, loving, secure, and healthy environment. Nutritious meals and developmentally sound curriculum are also provided.

Tribal Print Source is a division of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association.

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will make available the tools necessary to promote the empowering of Indian families to become self-sufficient so they can support and nurture themselves, their children, and community.

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association(SCTCA) is addressing the lack of Internet access for its tribal communities, taking their wireless broadband network to the next level of support for its communities, the "tribal home".

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations is a program of the Food and Nutrition Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. This program provides foods for good health to households living on Indian reservations.

SCTCA TANF's approach to reduce out of wedlock pregnancies and promote two-parent families is to build a healthy life style with these objectives and activities. The Resource Program is currently assisting 9 San Diego North County Reservations.

Nativehire is a non-profit job search engine, (similar to, specifically geared to Native Americans. It is a division of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association and was born out of a collaboration between Tribes, Federal Contractors and the Department of Labor.

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:30am to 7:00pm
Youth aged 13-18 are invited to join this year’s Native Youth Conference. The event will include socializing, food, fun, and great opportunities to learn some life skills.
San Diego Mesa College – Building G
7250 Mesa College Drive
92111 San Diego, CA
Saturday, July 30, 2016 (All day)
Save the Date! Birdsinging and Dancing ~ Horseshoe Tournament ~ "Rez vs. Rez" Tug-O-War's ~ Peon at Dusk
Mesa Grande Indian Reservation
Sunday, July 31, 2016 (All day)
Early Bird Registration Now Open!
Anaheim Marriott
700 Convention Way
92082 Anaheim, CA
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
~ The Diabetes Prevention Program offers education and support services for Native Americans who are at an increased risk of developing diabetes.
Community Kitchen at San Diego American Indian Health Center
2630 1st Ave.
92103 San Diego, CA
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
City of Hawaiian Gardens 16th Annual Robert Canada Friendship Powwow.
Furgeson Elementary School
22215 S. Elaine Avenue
90716 Hawaiian Gardens, CA