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 Community Day Care, 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".

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Free Activities - Everyone is Invited.
Malki Museum
11759 Malki Road
92220 Banning, CA
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kumeyaay Culture and Nature... right in your backyard!
Tecolote Nature Center
5180 Tecolote Road
92110 San Diego, CA
Monday, October 12, 2015 (All day)
This summer and fall topic will be themed and based on our “Culture & Symbols in American Indian Artistry Project".
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Celebrate the rich heritage, traditional knowledge, strong community, and influential role of the indigenous people all over the world! Open to the public!
Malki Museum
11759 Malki Road
92220 Banning, CA
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Open to all Community Members - Guest Speaker, Just Move It Moment, Soaring Eagles Dance Workshop - Main Dish will be a Sandwich Bar.
Harold J Parent Ballard Center
2375 Congress St.
92110 San Diego, CA