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Temporary Assistance to Foster Care and Enrollment

Valerie Scott, Tribal Services Planner (TSP)
3009 E. Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 573-7903 • (253) 573-7886 Fax


Mission Statement


The intent of the Temporary Assistance to Foster Care and Enrollment Program (on behalf of children involved with Child Protection Services) is to provide monetary assistance when 1) a court appointed guardian of a Tribal member child who is awaiting approval of a foster care license and is not receiving foster care payments; and/or 2) children involved with Child Protective Services are pending the approval of enrollment in the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Temporary Assistance Provided


For Foster Care Licensing:
• Assistance will be granted until a foster care license is issued from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Children Services or the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Licensing;
• Monthly assistance is $442;
• Assistance will be granted up to 6 months;
• Applicants must contact Tribal Services Planner each month to request payment.

For Enrollment Applicants:


• Assistance will be discontinued at the time enrollment is established;
• Monthly assistance is $442 per child;
• Assistance will be granted for a maximum of 6 months; and
• Applicants must contact Tribal Services Planner each month to request payment.

Eligibility Requirements


Applicant must be:
• Seeking enrollment of child(ren) into the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Children must be wards of the Puyallup Tribal Court and/or wards of the State Court System, if applicable;
• Applying for foster care licensing for Tribal member child(ren), if applicable; and
• Must not be receiving per capita payments for child(ren) in which you are applying for assistance.

Applications, Policies and Procedures


Puyallup Tribe Temporary Assistance to Foster Care and Enrollment Applicant Applications and Policies and Procedures Manual can be obtained at the above address. Please Note: Policies are subject to change during the course of the year.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm