Program Objective

The Native Employment Works program targets working families that are at or below 150% of the poverty level that are at-risk of becoming reliant on public assistance.

The program provides tools that could potentially lead to being self-sufficiency by identifying barriers to keep their current job or obtaining a higher paying job.

Supportive service include both financial assistance and related job activities to help achieve assigned goals that are agreed upon by both the Direct Assistance Case Manager and client.

In order to determine eligibility you will need to verify:

Have a minor child whom is an erolled member of the Sault Tribe, in your custody;

Sault Tribe membership cards for all household members or 

Social Security Cards  

Current month employment verification

Proof of Residency (within the Sault Tribe 7 county service area)


Must be currently employed to apply for assistance.

For more information, call the Direct Assistance Case Manager in your area or by calling


Native Employment Works Application

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