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!