477 Human Services.

The 477 Human Services Department includes the Tribes' education and emergency assistance services. The department's central office is located in the old Fort Hall Casino building on the north side. Please park and enter on the north side of the building.

The 477 Department was created in 2011 to streamline assistance to tribal members in need & to better assist those wanting to further their education to improve their employability.

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About Our 477 Department .

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Consolidated Program:

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes operate a consolidated 477 Program authorized under Public Law 102-477 or the Education, Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992. Programs authorized under this program include Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services for youth and adults from the US Department of Labor, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) from the Department of Health and Human Services, and Adult Education, Job Placement and Training, and Higher Education funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The contract is authorized through the Division of Workforce Development under the Office Indian Energy and Economic Development, BIA in Washington, DC.

Applications and Resources.

477 Program Overview

477 Human Services overview document with important dates and deadlines

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New Student

New Student Application packet

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Graduate Student

Graduate Student Application packet

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Graduate Scholarship

Graduate Scholarship Policy

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General Assistance

General Assistance Application packet

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Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

477 Human Services TANF Application form

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477 Application

477 Human Services Application form

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Continuing Student

Continuing Student Application packet

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GED Application

477 Human Services "General Education Diploma" Application form

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Employment Services

477 Human Services "Employment Services" Application form

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Short Term Training

477 Human Services "Short Term Training "Application form

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Tribal Scholarship

Areas of Service.

Education, Employment & Training.

The purposes of this program is to demonstrate how Tribes can more effectively serve low-income, unemployed or underemployed people who reside in the Tribe’s service area; to reduce joblessness; and to reduce welfare dependency by providing education, employment, training or related services.

Summer Youth Program.

Program services are available to eligible resident American Indian, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskan youth between the ages of 14-21.

Cash Assistance or Temporary Assistance to Families in Need.

The Cash Assistance or Temporary Assistance to Families in Need (TANF) Program is for resident single parents of two-parent families in custody of children under 18 years of age. Parents are required to participate in work participation activities and may include any of the services identified above for youth or adult participants designed to assist with employability development, family self-sufficiency, and/or unsubsidized employment.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) .

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Energy Assistance and Weatherization Services are intended to help low-income families with energy assistance and services to help make their home more energy efficient and to reduce heating and cooling costs.

Tribal Youth Education Program .

The Tribal Youth Education Program was created and implemented in the Fall of 2005 to address and identify educational issues affecting local American Indian youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The mission of the Tribal Youth Education Program is to increase ISAT scores, decrease student absenteeism, decrease the student dropout rate, increase high school graduation rates, and increase college preparedness of Indian students in this area.

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Tribal Library.

Our Tribal Library and Book Mobile offers a range of essential services, including book lending, access to information and technology resources, community programs, reference assistance,  digital resources, educational support, cultural and historical preservation efforts, and community engagement initiatives. 

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    Vocational Rehabilitation Program .

    The Vocational Rehabilitation Program is designed to get people seeking work back into jobs.

    The Vocational Rehabilitation Program is designed to break down barriers for American Indians with disabilities to become employable. VR is a eligibility program and must meet 5 main criteria:

    • Enrolled in a Federal Recognized Tribe
    • Live on or near Fort Hall Seeking employment
    • Benefit from VR
    • The disability must be a barrier to employment

    477 Department Highlights.

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    P: (208)478-3845Pima Drive P.O. Box 306 Fort Hall, ID 83203

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      Summer Youth Program.

      We continually strengthen our youth in the community through unique summer programs designed to keep kids healthy and educated. Download your application for the upcoming summer today.

      Summer Youth Opportunities 2023
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