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Program Goals and Activities
The goal of the Independent Living Funds is to prepare tribal youth to live independently by increasing their skills, knowledge, and competency in the following areas:
  • Educational stability, advocacy, and achievement
  • Employment/vocational readiness
  • Youth self-advocacy
Examples of activities and services that can be covered by these funds include:
  • High School Completion Exams or classes
  • Driver's Education
  • Utilizing the Casey Life Skills Assessment and creating learning plans
  • Work or career related field trips
  • Purchasing items necessary for youth to achieve Independent Living goals.
Eligible Tribal youth:
  • Are between the ages of 15 - 20
  • Are or were dependent under the care and custody of a Child Welfare Agency or a Tribal Welfare Agency sometime after the age of 15
  • Were placed out of the parents' home for at least 30 days sometime after the tribal youth's 15th birthday