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".

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, February 13, 2016 - 11:00am to Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 5:00pm
Native American Dancing and Singing ~ Native American Arts / Crafts & Food. Free Admission!
Leuzinger High School
4118 Rosecrans Avenue
90260 Lawndale, CA
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Youth Center
2560 1st Ave
92103 San Diego, CA
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:30pm
In remembrance of Dr. Linda S. Parker on the anniversary of her passing the SDSU Department of American Indian Studies presents the inaugural: Linda Parker Memorial Lecture.
Scripps Cottage, San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
92182 San Diego, CA
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Anyone interested in learning the basics of the Cahuilla language is welcome to join our conversational Cahuilla classes every Thursday for a 8week course of the Cahuilla Language.
Malki Museum
11795 Malki Road
92220 Banning, CA
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
This is Native pride Urban style! An Art Awareness Project for Native American and Urban Indian Youth.
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
92113 San Diego, CA