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PUBLIC LAW 102-477  

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Applications can be picked up at the front door at Oshkiimaajitahdah and can be submitted into the drop-box (located at the front door entryway) for processing. (Last edited: April 26, 2021)


What is Public Law 102-477?

Public Law 102-477, also known as 477, provides individuals within the Red Lake Nation cash assistance to cover their basic needs and services to become successful.


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 GA - Unable to work

    • Job Search GA - adult 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 

    • Red Lake Nation Scholarship

  • Summer Youth Program - This program is available for youth ages 14-21 and provides jobs during the summer months 

  • Work Experience

    • On the job training


Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed Intake application form

  • Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe

  • Living within the Red Lake Nation boundaries


To Apply

Paper applications are available at Oshkiimaajitahdah



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