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 2018
Save the Date -  May 10, 2018

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Save the Date! American Indians and the World of Nursing. Please join us! Conference is free and open to the public. Blessing at 8:30am Conference 9am - 4pm.
UC Riverside Palm Desert Campus
75080 Frank Sinatra Dr.
92211 Palm Desert, CA
Saturday, February 24, 2018 (All day)
Save the Date! April 5-6 2018. We need your help to sponsor and support the event! See Flyer for more information.
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St
95521 Arcata, CA
Monday, February 26, 2018 (All day)
We are so excited to announce the UCSB American Indian Student Association's sixth-annual Students Taking Action for Native Dreams of Success (STANDS) conference, April 20-22, 2018!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Lecture by Michael Connolly Miskwish "Reservation Economics: How the colonial legacy continues to undermine full self-determination".
SDSU North Education Bldg Rm. 60
5500 Campanile Dr
92182 San Diego, CA
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (All day)
The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program is accepting applications from January 15 to February 28, 2018.