Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 grantees and the Department of Labor share a vision of providing quality employment and training services to tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian controlled organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations serving unemployed and low income Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

This website has been designed primarily to provide general information and assistance to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 Indian and Native American (INA) grantees and others that are interested in economic self-sufficiency through employment and job training programs for Native Americans. The section 166 programs are designed to support employment and training activities in order to develop more fully the academic, occupational and literacy skills; make individuals more competitive in the workforce; and promote economic and social development in accordance with the goals and values of such communities. These programs are administered in a way that not only meet regulatory requirements, but also in ways that are consistent with the traditional cultural values and beliefs of the people they are designed to serve.

What's New

The Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) Upcoming Meeting

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time) on Thursday, December 7, 2023, and continue until 4:30 p.m. The meeting will reconvene at 9 a.m., on Friday, December 8, 2023, and adjourn at 4 p.m. The period from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., on December 8, 2023, is reserved for participation and comment by members of the public.


The meeting will be held in person at 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210, in conference room C–5515. The meeting will also be accessible virtually on the Zoom.gov platform. To join the meeting use the following URL: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1604160784?pwd=dHp3WUtzQ1dXM2NtVFRGS0hqUERHQT09.

For Further Information Contact:

Nathaniel Coley, DFO, Division of Indian and Native American Programs, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–4209, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number (202) 693–4287 (VOICE) (this is not a toll-free number) or .

Click here to read the Federal Register Notice

Council Recommendations to the Department of Labor Acting Secretary, Julie Su 

The Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) adopts new recommendations to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Labor, Julie Su, during the May 2023 bi-annual meeting. Recommendations include modifications be made to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a forum for Tribal leaders to discuss Good Jobs Principles, the development of Tribal specific, “Yes WIOA Can” campaign and activities, and more. Click here for more information. 


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