15525 Mendota Avenue, P.O. Box 416, Redby, MN 56670
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PUBLIC LAW 102-477  


What is Public Law 102-477?

The P.L. 102-477 Act allows tribest o integrate employment, training and related services into a single program with a single budget. Under this act, known as our 477 program, we have implemented several services to help our tribal members with higher education assistance, gain employment, get the training they need and provide general assistance and services.

Services Provided

  • General Assistance (GA) provides individuals within the Red Lake Nation cash assistance to cover their basic needs. There are two types of GA, which include:

    • Medical GAUnable to work

    • Job Search GAadult basic education, job skills training, work experience opportunities

  • Supportive Services offers assistance to clients with employment which may include the following:

    • Work clothing

    • Tools

    • Training/Education

    • Transportation

    • Car Repair

    • Car Insurance

    • Referrals to other programs

  • Higher Education: is also known as the Red Lake Nation Scholarship

  •      We offer both graduate and undergraduate scholarships

  • Summer Youth ProgramThis program is available for youth ages 14-21 that provides jobs during the summer months at local participating locations.

  • Work Experience

    • An opportunity to be employed on a contract that may lead to full time employment

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed Intake application form

  • Valid Identification

  • Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe

  • Living within the Red Lake Nation boundaries

  • Income eligible (@00% FPG)

To Apply

  • Click the APPLY button below to register for an account, fill out a pre-screen questionnaire (which will let you know what other programs available at Oshkiimaajitahdah that you may be eligible for) and to begin the intake process;


  • In person at Oshkiimaajitahdah 

  • Email request to 477@redlakenation.org for one to be emailed or mailed to you

Return completed applications to:

  • In person at Oshkiimaajitahdah 

  • By mail to P.O. Box 416 Redby, MN 56670

  • Fax to 218-679-4317

  • Email to 477@redlakenation.org

Contact Information 

  • Give us a call at 218-679-3350

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