Government Resources

This page includes information about numerous federal, state and Navajo Nation assistance programs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Direct Assistance

The purpose of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Direct Assistance program is to provide financial assistance and social services, including cash assistance for certain specified basic needs of individual American Indians, or families which include American Indians. Covered needs include such items as food, clothing, shelter, and utilities; burial assistance may also be included as an essential need.  Call (928) 871-6835 for more information. Read more

Federal Public Housing Assistance - Section 8

Use this website to find local contact information to apply for federal housing assistance.  Read more

Food Stamps

The United States Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the Food Stamp program, is a federal-assistance program that provides assistance to people and families in need.  Download the application to receive food, medical, emergency and other types of assistance.  Read more

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

The Navajo Nation's interactive map details a number of free Wi-Fi hotspots available to Navajo residents to access free internet service. The map was prepared as a collaborative effort of Sacred Wind Communications, Navajo Nation Department of Information Technology, Northern Arizona University and Choice NTUA Wireless. Read more

Head Start

Certain income eligibility requirements must be met to apply for the Head Start program.  This website will help you locate  your local Head Start chapter.  Read more

Indian Health Service

Indian Health Service is a federal program within the Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate personal and public health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. For more information on Navajo area healthcare facilities, click here or call (928) 871-5894. Read more

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is a United States federal social services program first established in 1981 and funded annually through Congressional appropriations.  Use this application to receive aid for your home energy needs.  Read more


Medicaid is the United States health program for people and families with low incomes and resources.  Download the application to receive food, medical, emergency and other types of assistance.  Read more

National School Lunch Program - Free Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a program to provide low cost or free school lunch meals to qualified students through subsidies to schools.  Read more

Navajo Housing Authority

The Navajo Housing Authority provides affordable public housing for residents of the Navajo Nation. It is the largest Indian housing authority in the United States. For more information, call (928) 871-2600.   Read more

Navajo Land Department, Division of Natural Resources, Homesite Section

This website “helps individual Navajos and families obtain legal entitlement to land within the Navajo Nation, so that they can obtain a home.”  It also explains what the eligibility requirements are for a homesite lease, the costs, the process of receiving this lease, and contact numbers.  Read more

Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development

The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development provides services to Navajo and non-Navajo individuals and companies that wish to do business with or on the Navajo Nation. Their aim is to promote employment and business opportunities for the Navajo people by expanding business development on the Navajo Nation. For more information, call (928) 871-6544. Read more

Navajo Nation Division of Social Services

The Navajo Nation Division of Social Services offers a variety of social services for families, children and individuals with disabilities. For more information, call (928) 871-6556. Read more

Navajo Nation Profile/Demographic Data

The Navajo Nation Profile website offers comprehensive data about the Navajo Nation, including Agency  and Chapter data on population, demographic, housing, social, economic and enrollment data. Read more

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes).  It is designed to help aged, blind and disabled people who have little or no income, and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.  Read more

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program can provide financial assistance when you need it most.  Download the application to receive food, medical, emergency and other types of assistance.  Read more

Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)

This website has information about the TANF program that is administered by specific Native American tribes.  You can also call (928) 810-8553 for more information.  Read more