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 20 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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
This is a time to renew Native American culture and preserve the rich heritage of American Indians. Learn powwow dance styles, protocol and etiquette.
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress St
92110 San Diego, CA
Friday, February 1, 2019 (All day)
2018 - 2019 School Year Calendar and Cultural Night Workshops.
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress St
92110 San Diego, CA
Saturday, February 2, 2019 (All day)
The 2019 MMIP Conference will bring relatives together to share knowledge and raise awareness about MMIP issues, develop solutions, and encourage unity across nations. How can you help?
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
B Building
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy
92019 El Cajon, CA
Sunday, February 3, 2019 (All day)
University of Redlands, Native Youth Conference. Saturday April 13th, 2019 9am - 5pm. Logo Contest for Youth Only! See Flyer for Details.