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Bureau of Indian Affairs Child Welfare Assistance Program

Child Welfare Assistance Program provides foster care and (special needs) emergency payments, which focuses on family strengthening and preservation for the Native American communities to be served. 

The five tribes who request this assistance include: Bay Mills Indian Community, Hannahville Indian Community, Lac Vieux Desert Indian Community, Little Traverse Bay Bands Indian Community, and Pokagon Band. 

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. will provide foster care and special needs payments on an as needed basis. Direct payments are made to placements upon receipt of court issued orders, from the tribal courts whom will retain custody of the child(ren), and designate care and supervision to the appropriate social services personnel.