California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC)
is administering a program for low-income American
Indians residing off-reservation through a subcontract
agreement with the Northern California Indian Development
Council, Inc. Funding is provided through the State
Office of Economic Opportunity, Community Services
Block Grant (CSBG), American Indian Set-Aside, and
to provide a wide range of services.
In order to be determined eligible for direct services, one must
Program goals include:
and retain meaningful employment
an adequate education
better use of available income
- obtain and maintain adequate housing and suitable
obstacles and help to solveproblems which block
the achievement of self-sufficiency
emergency assistance to meet the immediate
and urgent needs of the family
- make more effective use of other programsrelated
to the purpose of the Federaland State CSBG laws
and of the
efforts by other entities in the privatesector to alleviate
poverty in the American Indian communities
Vouchers: purchase basic nutritional food until
other resources are available, for a period
not to exceed two weeks.
Assistance: prevent disconnection of utilities
or to restore services.
Assistance: prevent eviction, to obtain suitable
housing, or provide assistance to homeless
families transitioning to permanent housing.
Assistance: purchase books, supplies, or tuition
for basic skills/GED education when financial
aid has not been received.
Assistance: purchase employment required clothing,
fees, or dues when no other program is available;
to purchase books, supplies, or tuition for
vocational training when financial aid has
not been received.
to other service providers (local and statewide)
on financial planning, nutritious meal planning
and preparing a shopping list from planned
CIMC CSBG Program, at their request, also receives
funding for the following tribes:
Rancheria, San Pasqual Reservation, Santa
Rosa Reservation, and Santa Ynez Reservation
Services to these reservations include: meal assistance, holiday
gift baskets, and the purchase of library equipment, supplies,
furniture, and playground equipment.
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program
(EFSP) was established in 1983 by U.S. Congress with
the intent of supplementing
local efforts to provide emergency food and shelter to people
during economic emergencies with funding through the U.S. FederalEmergency
Management Agency. California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.
(CIMC) received EFSP funding for SacramentoCounty and Yolo County
which supplements the CSBG Program nutrition assistance services
for these counties. Food vouchersare issued through the CSBG
application process until this supplemental funding is exhausted
for each funding cycle.