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 is the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992. This act allows Tribes to 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) is temporary assistance that provides individuals within the Red Lake Nation cash assistance to cover their basic needs. 

    • There are two types of GA, which include:

-   Medical GAMust provide verification stating unable to perform work. 

-   Job Search GA - Actively job searching and will need to complete certain participation of classroom training. 

  • Supportive Services offers assistance to relatives with employment or actively job searching which may include the following:

    • Work clothing

    • Tools

    • Training/Education

    • Transportation

    • Car Repair

    • Car Insurance

    • Referrals to other programs/resources

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

    • We offer both graduate and undergraduate scholarships, application can be downloaded here:

 Red Lake Nation Scholarship Application

  • Summer Youth Employment Program is available for youth ages 14-21 that provides on the job training at local participating locations during the summer months.

  • Supported Work Experience is an opportunity to be employed on a contract that may lead to full time employment.

Eligibility Requirements -  each service has individual requirements and required supporting documentation.

  • Complete Intake application form

  • Valid Identification

  • Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe

  • Income eligible (200% FPG) 

  • Living within the Red Lake Nation boundaries (excludes Higher Education)

To Apply

Complete intake form including supporting documents and return:

  • In person at Oshkiimaajitahdah

  • 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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