The Niigaandiwin Education Department receives Department of Labor funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) section 166, which funds supportive services to eligible Natives in need of assistance with barriers to employment in the 28-county program service area.
Types of Services
Services include, but are not limited to, the following:
WIOA clients must demonstrate eligibility before receiving supportive services. Eligibility must be documented thoroughly, including their status as a Native person (American Indian or Alaskan Native from a federally recognized tribe or village, Native Hawaiian, State recognized tribal member, Burt Lake Band Member, or First Generation Descendant (1/8 Blood Quantum) of Little Traverse Bay Band), their employment status, and their wages. Clients must demonstrate that total family income for a six-month period falls at or below 70% of the LLSIL for their household size. The wages of household members must also be documented. If there are household members over the age of 18 that have not income, they must sign a zero income certification form.
Native status documentation accepted:
Employment status and wage documentation accepted:
For more information, including services for tribal citizens in need of training outside of the 28 county service area, please contact the Education Department at 231-242-1480.