State Signs Contract

Riverton, Wy – The state of Wyoming has signed an
agreement with the Northern Arapaho Tribe to provide for the
delivery of social services to needy families.
Governor Dave Freudenthal and Northern Arapaho leaders approved
the agreement today (Tuesday) on the Wind River Reservation.
The agreement concerns the delivery of services through the
federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The
Wyoming Department of Family Services has helped with the delivery
of social services to the tribes since the 1970s and the contract
makes that agreement formal.
Juliette Rule is spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of
Family Services. She said today (Tuesday) that the tribe receives
1-point-6 million dollars in federal assistance money every year.
She said the state this year is providing the tribe another
800-thousand dollars.