Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) is a multi-service non-profit corporation established in 1972 for a consortium of 19 federally-recognized Indian tribes in Southern California. The primary mission of SCTCA is to serve the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and descendants in the San Diego County urban areas. A board of directors comprised of tribal chairpersons from each of its member Tribes governs SCTCA.

SCTCA coordinates and administers numerous grant programs for its members and the southern California Indian community, including: Tribal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF), Law Enforcement, Food Commodities, Information Technology Services, Rincon Child Development Center, Adult Vocational Training, Career Development Center, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP), the Library Program, Child Care Development Services, Tribal Digital Village (TDV) and Resource Prevention Program.

SCTCA Programs

The Rincon Community Child Development Center (RCCDC) is dedicated to quality, and affordable child care services for all. RCCDC provides a caring, loving, secure, and healthy environment. Nutritious meals and developmentally sound curriculum are also provided.

Tribal Print Source is a division of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association.

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will make available the tools necessary to promote the empowering of Indian families to become self-sufficient so they can support and nurture themselves, their children, and community.

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association(SCTCA) is addressing the lack of Internet access for its tribal communities, taking their wireless broadband network to the next level of support for its communities, the "tribal home".

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations is a program of the Food and Nutrition Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. This program provides foods for good health to households living on Indian reservations.

SCTCA TANF's approach to reduce out of wedlock pregnancies and promote two-parent families is to build a healthy life style with these objectives and activities. The Resource Program is currently assisting 9 San Diego North County Reservations.

Nativehire is a non-profit job search engine, (similar to, specifically geared to Native Americans. It is a division of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association and was born out of a collaboration between Tribes, Federal Contractors and the Department of Labor.

Class of 2018
Save the Date -  May 10, 2018

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
For Middle and High School Native American Students. Workshop Topics: Culture, Health Careers, Tribal Government, Music Industry, Art, MMA and Physical Health, Collegiate Athletics.
California State University San Marcos
333 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
92069 San Marcos, CA
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
All classes are free of charge and open to local tribal community. See Flyer for more information.
Rincon Culture Classroom
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Honoring the Indigenous People of the Americas. Saturday 11am - 7pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm
CSU Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden
1000 E. Victoria St.
90747 Carson, CA
Monday, April 23, 2018 (All day)
CSUSM American Indian Student Alliance Presents: Tribal Youth Art Content. Submit your best art piece that highlights the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Come learn about different ways to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy! We will have great discussions, resources, followed by a fun craft! Indian Health Council, Inc.
IHC BIN Building
1000 Schoolhouse Canyon Rd.
92070 Santa Ysabel, CA