The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead federal agency for implementing Public Law 102-477, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act, 25 U.S.C. section 3401 et seq. Under Public Law 102-477 (as amended), Tribes have the authority to integrate Federal employment, training and related services that they provide to their members. The Federal programs currently integrated into Tribal PL 102-477 Plans are administered by the Department of the Interior (Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education); the Department of Labor (Division of Indian and Native American Programs); and the Department of Health and Human Services (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Child Care and Development Fund, Native Employment Works and Community Service Block Grants).

Additional Workforce Development Information

Federal/Tribal Workforce Development (477) Administrative Workgroup

Federal and Tribal officials have established a workgroup to develop a reporting and auditing process that minimizes burdens placed on Tribes while assuring that Federal funds are spent towards their appropriate purposes. The workgroup also hopes to provide consistent understanding of the program terms and requirements to all parties involved.

Workforce Development (477) Tribal Workgroup

The Workforce Development (477) Tribal Workgroup advocates and collaborates with Federal officials to clarify and provide a consistent historical perspective on Public Law 102-477 with respect to Federal Partner actions or request. The Workforce Development Tribal workgroup meets at the Department of Labors Regional meetings.

PL 102-477 Laws

Public Law 102-477 ActPL 105-568 Title XI-Indian Employment, Training and Related ServicesPL 115-93 Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017  

477 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

October 7, 2022 Interdepartmental Memorandum of Agreement, Public Law 115-93, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017

White House FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Delivers New Memorandum of Agreement to Streamline Employment and Job Training Funding for Tribal Nations

U.S. Department of the Interior News Release: Interior Department Leads Multi-Agency Effort to Support Tribal Sovereignty Through 477 Program 


477 Annual Meeting of Tribes and Federal Agencies

477 Initiative P.L. 115-93 Annual Meeting of Tribes and Federal Agencies September 28, 2020  (Recording mp4 file, there is a delayed start for three to four minutes).


U.S. Department of the Interior P.L. 102-477 (as amended) Reporting Form OMB Control No. 1076-0135 (expiration date 11/30/2024)

For information on completed PL 102-477 Annual Reports, please email the Division of Workforce Development at BIA_477Program@bia.gov

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