American Indian Center of Arkansas

The American Indian Center of Arkansas is proud to announce a new grant project through The Department of Labor called Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF), which is currently accepting new participants.  AICA’s WIF program is a multi-state consortium, Southcentral Free Flowing Workforce (SCFFW), consisting of WIOA Section 166 programs which will allow Native American Job-Seekers access to employment opportunities in multiple job markets across WIOA providers and the consortium’s geographic distances. 



WIF Eligibility Requirements:


  • Eligible for the WIOA program – Must be unemployed, underemployed (meeting income guidelines), or economically disadvantaged.
  • Member of a federally recognized or state recognized (recognized within TX, AR, MS, LA) tribe.
  • Age 18 & up                                                                                                
  • Participate in a Career Pathway Plan to be completed in 24 months or less
  • Consent to participate in an evaluation study & adhere to providing monthly progress data 


Relocation/Enhanced WIF Supportive Services:

 Job/Career Pathways assistance

  • Interview Expenses
  • Transportation Expenses
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Housing/Rental Assistance (WIF participants who are relocating)
  • Utility Assistance (WIF participants who are relocating)
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Tuition
  • *Enhanced supportive services are based on an individual basis/need

    SCFFW Consortium Partners:

    • American Indian Center of Arkansas
    • Alabama-Coushatta Workforce
    • Inter-Tribal Council of LA
    • MS Band of Choctaws
    • Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas

    Areas Served:

    ·         Arkansas

    ·         Houston metro area

    ·         Louisiana

    ·         Mississippi

    ·         DFW areas

    For more information contact Star Jackson - 501-666-9032 or email her at or fill out the form below and she will contact you!

    This project has been 100% funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor. If you are interested in this federally funded program and would like additional information, please contact us.