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.

Class of 2017
Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association
High School Graduation Celebration
Thursday May 11, 2017
Pala Casino Spa & Resort

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Community Night encourages our Native communities to come together as one, obtain education and continue to develop healthy strengths of oneself and family, while building a foundation of good health
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress St
92110 San Diego, CA
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Presents Kumeyaay Song and Dance ~ Daniel & Amanda Murphy ~ All Kumeyaay Families Welcome ~ Food will be served.
Viejas Tribal Hall
1 Viejas Grade Road
91901 Alpine, CA
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (All day)
Nutrition Education Traditional Playing Cards. The winning artwork will be featured on the back of cards.
Friday, March 3, 2017 (All day)
The Art of Indigenous Resistance-Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth. Requirements: Artists must be indigenous. Location: Metropolitan Cities across North America Deadline: March 3, 2017.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Traditional Native Dance and Drums ~ Native American Artists Selling Jewelry ~ Pottery and Fine Arts ~ Native Foods ~ Indian Fry Bread & Tacos ~ Social Dances for the Entire Family.
1539 E Howard St
91104 Pasadena, CA