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Tribal Council approves vocational rehab cooperative agreement renewal

01.24.2024 Danielle Harrison Tribal Council


By Danielle Harrison

Smoke Signals editor

Tribal Council approved renewing a cooperative vocational rehabilitation agreement between it and the state at its Wednesday, Jan. 24, meeting.

The agreement includes the state Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Commission for the Blind and the Tribe’s Vocational Rehabilitation program. It has been in place for more than two decades.

The Tribe’s program provides culturally relevant services to Grand Ronde Tribal members with disabilities to maintain or regain employment.

Services include career exploration, job coaching, job search, work clothing and tools, transportation, licensing and fees, and on-the-job training.

In other action, Tribal Council:

  • Approved an application to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board for a $30,000 restoration outreach grant;
  • And approved the agenda for the next General Council meeting, which will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Monarch Hotel & Convention Center, 12566 SE 93rd Ave., Clackamas. It will feature a report on the Community Development Plan.

To watch the entire meeting, visit the Tribal government’s website at and click on the Videos tab.