Our mission statement is "through compassion and acquisition of skills, we empower indigenous families to achieve occupational and educational prosperity"
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“Through compassion and acquisition of skills, we empower indigenous families to achieve occupational and educational prosperity.” – DREAMS Mission Statement
To increase the effectiveness of employment and training programs the Tribes merged Adult Education program and Employment and Training Program to DREAMS as authorized per Public Law 102-477.
Through the Department of Interior, Public Law 102-477 distributes all funding based on the following grants and contracts: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) P.L. 93:638, Job Placement & Training (JP&T) and Adult Education (AED), and Health and Human Services – Native Employment Works (HHS-NEW). The services provided by these grants and contracts include employment opportunities, career development, training services, employment retention services, and follow up services.
Through positive motivation, we encourage participants to develop an educational base they can build upon to achieve success for their family, their future and themselves.
DREAMS Program services include:
- GED – General Education Diploma
- LIT – Literacy Education
- ABE – Adult Basic Education
- WE – Work Experience
- SYS – Summer Youth Services
- Job Placement & Training
- WRS – Workplace Readiness Skills
- DEA – Direct Employment Assistance
- Career Development
- Driver’s License Reimbursement
- AVT – Adult Vocational Training
- OST – Occupational Skills Training
Community Program Services:
- Parenting Skills
- Life Skills
- ESAL – Education for Senior Adult Learners
DREAMS Application Requirements:
Each applicant will be required to complete a one-on-one Intake Interview when determining eligibility for assistance. Our Intake Interviews average at about 15 minutes, times may vary depending on services requested.
DREAMS provides supplemental funding for training and employment needs.
OUT OF SERVICE AREA TRIBAL MEMBERS may be eligible for assistance if funding is available. Same application process applies.
All Direct Employment Assistance applicants must submit application within 24 hours of hire date. To ensure prompt service before first paycheck, any other required documents (Employment Verification, Survey of Needs, Residence Verification, etc.) must be submitted to the DREAMS Office within 72 hours of application submission.
To begin application, please print Central Intake Form and Privacy Statement in the "Files" section below.
Applicants must submit the required documentation with their application:
- Copy of CDIB
- Copy of second ID (could be Driver’s License, SS card, birth certificate [youth only])
- Proof of Residence – (utility bill: water bill, electric bill, gas bill, etc.)
- Proof of income – (a pay stub from within the past six months, TANF benefits page, income tax.)
- Copy of High School Diploma/GED equivalent
- Copy of any training credential or college transcript
- Proof of selective service (males 18+). Go to https://www.sss.gov/ and click on Check Registration. Click on Verify Now. Enter your information in the Online Registration Search grid.
*Above documents are necessary to complete application, regardless of services requested.
Additional documents needed for training assistance
- Print Financial Needs Analysis (FNA)
- Print Training Self-Assessment
Additional documents needed for Direct Employment Assistance (DEA)
- Print Employment Verification Form
- Print Survey of Needs
Additional documents needed for Driver’s License Reimbursement
- Print Driver’s License Reimbursement Request Form
Our Driver’s License Reimbursement services is based on eligibility and limited to one reimbursement per person, per lifetime.
Contact DREAMS Program
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes DREAMS Program
P.O. Box 67
Concho, OK 73022
Office: +1 (800) 247-4612 ext. 27662