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  • The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Employment & Training Services

    P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155 (509) 634-2730 FAX: (509) 634-2734

    December 12, 2016

    Mr. Terrence Parks, Acting Chief Division of Workforce Development Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development 1849 C Street NW, MS-4520-MIB Washington, D. C. 20240

    Dear Mr. Parks:

    Please find attached the Annual PL102-477 report for FY16 submitted by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. This includes the following:

    PL102-4 77 Statistical Report 477 Program Narrative SF-425 Federal Financial Report Item 12 Supplement & Assurances

    If any changes or additions need to be made, please contact me at 509-634-2730. Thank you.


    0~D,Js~~Lois Pakootas, Program Manager PL102-477 Program Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

    Cc: Tammy James-Pino, E & E Director 2016 Annual report file

  • Pub. L. 102-477 Statistical Report Tribal Nation Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

    I. Participants Served

    A. Total Participants

    B. Total Terminees C. Total Current Participants

    II. Terminee Outcomes A. Total with Employment Objective

    I. Entered Unsubsidized Employment 2. Other Employment Outcomes 3. Employment Objective Not Achieved 4. Earnings Gain

    B. Total with Educational/Training Objective I. Degree/Certificate Attempted/ Attained 2. Other Education Outcome 3. Education Objective Not Achieved 4. Literacy Gain - # of participants attempted/attained 5. Numeracy Gain-# of participants attempted/attained

    C. Misc. Objective Achieved D. Other (Non-Positive)

    III. Terminee Characteristics A. Female B. Male C. Education Level: I. Dropout

    2. Student 3. Hi_gh School Diploma/GED 4. Post High School

    D. Veteran

    IV. Participant Activities A. Employment B. Education/Training C. Misc. Objective/Supportive Services D. Other/Service Referral

    V. Child Care Development Activities A. Families Receiving Child Care

    B. Children Receiving Child Care I . Ages Oto 3 years 2. Ages 4 to 5 years 3. Ages 6 and above

    C. Care Received - Type of Provider I . Tribal Center Based 2. Other Center Based 3. Group Home 4. Other Care

    VI. Jobs Creation/Economic Development

    A. Number

    Report Prepared By: Printed Name & Signature

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    Report Period

    From: 10/1/15 To: 9/30/16

    Adults Youth Cash Assistance Recipients

    308 86 692

    160 26 225 148 60 467

    Adult Youth Cash Assistance Recipients 122 15 195 11 2 40 102 12 121 9 I 34 $11.61 $11.26 $14.41 12 2 26

    8/3 2/ 1 18/9 5 0 8 4 I 9

    0 0 3 26 9 I

    Adult Youth Cash Assistance Recipients 67 16 102 93 10 123 15 6 22 5 2 5 71 13 108 69 5 90 10 0 11

    Adult Youth Cash Assistance Recipients 254 33 554 115 25 196 285 28 358 33 21 45

    Adult Youth Cash Assistance Recipients 396

    414 199 128

    - - -87


    -111 3 0 2

    Jobs Indians/ Alaska Businesses Assisted Created Natives Emploved

    1 2 11

    Phone Number Date

    soc; ._t /)3lf -.~ 7..qo t , \ 1,::i... l I ~ 0MB Control No. 1076-0135 Expiration Date: 09/30/10

  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Employment & Training Department

    P.O. Box 150 Nespelem, WA 99155 (509)634-2730 FAX: (509)634-2734


    Lead Agency: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation P.O. Box 150 Nespelem, WA 99155 1-888-881-7684

    Reference: Under the authority of P.L. 102-477, 106 Stat. 2302; 25 U.S.C. 3401-3417 and P.L. 93-638, as amended by P.L. 100-472


    The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation was established the

    2nd of July in 1872 by Executive Order. The Tribe consists of 12 Bands and we

    are the largest Tribe of the 27 Indian Sovereign Nations within the State of

    Washington. Presently, our Reservation consists of 1.4 + million acres with more

    than 9,300 enrolled members. The majority of the land base has an array of

    natural resources such as prime timber, rivers, streams, lakes, minerals, native

    plants, and wildlife. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation

    are governed by 14 business council who are elected to a two year term. The

    Tribe has charted its own corporation, the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation

    (CTFC) which oversees several enterprise divisions such as three gaming

    casinos, three grocery stores; two of which are equipped for fuel sales, two

    smoke shops, a camping/fishing resort, three convenience stores with fuel and

    wood chipper plant. The plywood mill was leased by an outside company and

    employs approximately 40 to 50 employees; they have tribal employment of over

    51 % in 2016. In 2016 a new Tribal Administrative facility and new Casino/Hotel


  • were completed and became operational. The Casino/Hotel is employs

    approximately 200 positions. The corporation has two projects under construction

    for an additional convenience/fuel store as well as small casino which is

    projected to employ about 30 people total. . Also being considered is the

    reopening of the lumber mill in the Omak area.

    In our Plan I included an Economic Development section as our Business Council

    has strongly encouraged the inclusion as it has recognized the need, in these

    hard economic times, for increased employment opportunities for our tribal

    membership. I am hoping that with this component it will open up the doors to not

    only Tribal Enterprises but surrounding area businesses. Presently, we have

    funded some private business operation owned by tribal members. The goal is to

    get businesses willing to work with our Tribal Members in creating careers rather

    than just a job.

    We have worked diligently in the past year to provide services not only through

    our 477 plan, but since moving into the new government center the Higher

    Education, Tribal College and Veterans programs are not located within our area

    but we still maintain a relationship with them in order to provide services to co

    clients. Human Resources, TANF, Vocational Rehabilitation Program, and the

    Tribal Employment Right programs are all on the same floor of the new

    government complex. Our Employment & Training Program has co-sponsored

    training events with the above mention programs throughout the year. We have

    provided services with other programs in co-client efforts to assure that every

    effort is made to attain the goal of self-sufficiency by our clients. We have co

    sponsored several job fairs with the local Work Source and the Economic

    Alliance Programs all were very successful, several clients obtained

    unsubsidized employment as a result of the job fairs.


  • A Memorandum of Understanding has been renewed with the Tribal TANF

    Program specific to the Child Care facilities funded through our 477 program.

    The MOA is supporting a new facility as well as increase in staff in order to meet

    the need of child care services on our reservation. Notice in the statistical report

    that our number have increased significantly, these number reflect child care for

    working parents and we've experienced a significant turnover in children due to

    the parents that are able to secure unsubsidized employment. The MOA with

    Fish & Wildlife Department for recruiting applicants to enter into the Salmon

    Hatchery Internship has completed in 2016. All students that had completed the 2

    year and 4 year education degrees have been employed by the Fish and Wildlife


    During the 2016 year the 477 program has co-sponsored with our Tribal

    Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) program in recruiting clients to attend

    certifiable training. 2 clients completed HVAC training are were immediately

    employed after graduation, 5 to 6 clients were certified as Heavy Equipment

    operators, interested in apprenticeship trades. Tribal Employment Rights

    Ordinance Program has reinstated their Apprenticeship Program and is starting

    development of a training program specific to construction occupations; along

    with our support they have proposed Memorandum of Understanding with our

    local construction company and local unions to provide the training program.

    Employment & Training Program has co-sponsored several clients to attend and

    complete training specific to Unarmed Security Training, Microsoft Excel Training,

    flagging Training and Certification, Hydraulics Training, and Welding classes.

    There were several in-house changes that were made to improve the delivery of

    services. We have an operational jobs or skill bank in place, making the

    application process more user friendly for our clients. Also our Tribal Human

    Resources Department has implemented a program called Ultipro to better assist


  • the programs fill positions and applicants to apply on line for position in a timelier


    The number of Adult Vocational Training students continues to grow each year, in

    working with our Higher Education Program we have been able to take several

    Vocational Students who met eligibility criteria for our program which made room

    for students on Higher Education waiting list to be funded. The referral option

    allows both programs to assist more tribal members. The GED project was not

    as successful as anticipated due to the f