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The Mission of the E.O.T.S. Department is to provide excellent services to Native Americans and help guide program participants to become self-sufficient

The prime objective of the E.O.T.S. Department is to assist Native Americans Vocational Technical Training and/or Employment Assistance. The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes’ E.O.T.S. Department provides such assistance through the following programs.

  1. Job Placement & Training-AVT
  2. Direct Employment Assistance-DEA
  3. Tribal Employment Rights Office-TERO
  4. Tribal Native Employment Works-NEW
  5. Employment & Training Assistance-GRAP/UNMET Needs

Job Placement & Training Program (AVT) BIA-PUBLIC LAW 93-638 CONTRACT  Reference: 25 CFR, Part 27

The Program provides grants to and other costs for Adult Indians in accredited approved public or private vocational training institutions with a two (2) year termination program, expect three (3) years for Registered Nurse Training. Includes grants for living, student-furnished tools or equipment and other related costs of vocational training leading to a Certificate of Completion.


Required documents that need to be submitted.
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of C.D.I.B. (enrollment card)
  • Birth Certificate & Drivers License
  • Marriage License (if applicable)
  • High School transcript or GED Certificate
  • Completed Financial Needs Analysis (FNA)
  • Letter of Admission from the school
  • Physical/Medical Examination
  • Military DD-214

***Any enrolled member at least 1/4 degree of a tribe, band, nation, colony or community, whose tribe is Federally recognized and who resides within the designated service area, is eligible to participate in the Adult Vocational Training.***

Direct Employment Assistance (DEA) BIA-PUBLIC LAW 93-638CONTRACTReference: 25 CFR, Part 26

The DEA program provides assistance to people having attained employment on or off the reservation.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and live in the C-A Service Area.
  • Must complete and submit the DEA application.
  • Employment position must be full time or permanent.
  • Must be 1/4 greater of a federally recognized Indian Tribe (CDIB).
  • Approval of financial assistance must be before the first full payroll check.


The purpose of the TERO Office is to enforce the Tribal Ordinance Number 5199002 which is present to require fair employment of Indians and to prevent employment discrimination.  Applicants seeking employment are encouraged to contact the EOTS Department and should complete a “Jobs Skills Bank” employment application. .Current job announcements are received daily and employment referrals are conducted each day.


The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes’ Native Employment Works (NEW) Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The NEW Program provides training and employment services to Native Americans whose income criteria falls at the 100% poverty level guidelines. Participants may be able to receive supportive services such as eyeglasses, uniforms, car repair, supplies, driver’s license fee and transportation costs. In order to receive assistance through the Native Employment Works Program, clients must complete a Native Employment Works Application, turn in required paperwork, and successfully complete an employment plan and interview with the program staff.

Employment & Training Assistance (GRAP) and Unmet Needs (UMNP)

The GRAP Program offers financial assistance for enrolled members of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes participating in: Classroom training, vocational technical certifications, licenses, transportation, tuition or fees related to training or employment.  The GRAP program is available to tribal members residing outside the Cheyenne-Arapaho Service Area or preferably out-of-state residents.  The Unmet Needs Program is available to Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal members who do not qualify for the D.E.A or GRAP. This program service may not be able to cover the full cost of your request.  Required documents need to be submitted:

Letter of admission from school
Copy of C.D.I.B. (enrollment card)
Written statement requesting or identifying need for type of training or employment position
Formal documentation to prove cost of license/test fees, etc.


Applicants seeking employment through any of the Lucky Star Casino’s can fill out an application in the E.O.T.S office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Applications will be taken to the casino on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.


Francine Worthington
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Amy Mendoza
Administrative Assistant
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Holly Sheridan
Intake Specialist
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(405)262-0345 EXT. 27490
1-877-499-6060 Direct line
FAX: (405) 422-8250