Request for Qualifications (RFQ1) Summary:

Issued by:
Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. (NCIDC)

Targeted for:
Indian and Native American Service Providers in San Diego County

Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc, (NCIDC) is announcing the availability of funding for off-reservation Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) services for 2016. This project is available through the NCIDC Community Service Block Grant contract in cooperation with the California Department of Community Services and Development.  The NCIDC is seeking sub-contractor(s) that can provide services to low-income off-reservation Native Americans within San Diego County, California, (with the potential of adding Imperial County as well). All services must be “ROMA” based and provide a path to stability and self-sufficiency for Native individuals, families, and off-reservation communities. 



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NCIDC Council Meeting

Monthly meetings of the Council (Board of Directors) of the Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. (NCIDC) occur on the second Saturday of each month in the Council Chambers at the NCIDC Eureka, California office located at 517 5th Street starting at 10 am. The public is welcome.



State and Federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC)

Could you use up to $6,000 of additional income?  See if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credits on both the State and Federal levels!

EITC is a refundable tax credit that can put hundreds, even thousands, of dollars back in the pockets of working Californians. Last year, California created its own state Earned Income Tax Credit to supplement the federal EITC. When the federal and state EITC are combined, qualifying families can earn over $6,000 in EITC, just by filing their taxes. (Not everyone qualifies for the maximum credit. Last year, the average credit was $2,407.)

Federal Requirements:

  • A valid social security number.
  • Earned income from employment or self-employment.
  • Did not use the married filing separately filing status.
  • A U.S. citizen or resident alien all year or a nonresident alien married to a U.S. citizen or resident alien and filing a joint income tax return.
  • Earned income and adjusted gross income of no more than:
  • $53,505 for married filing jointly with three or more qualifying children;
    $20,430 for married filing jointly with no qualifying children.
  • Single individuals with no qualifying children may also be eligible for a smaller credit.

You can get more info here about local services in your county that can help you determine if you are eligible for these credits and also help you file your taxes for free!

More info about California EITC: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/aboutFTB/

More info about Federal EITC: https://www.irs.gov/credits-


Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity
Del Norte Indian Education Center Program Assistant II or III 
(Hiring level will be based upon experience)

Provides educational, cultural and tobacco program services, maintains student tracking systems, and provides support to the Director. Must pass background check and have clear driving record.

Full Time Plus Benefits

Program Assistant II = $12.75-$14.25 per hour
Program Assistant III = $14.25-$16.00 per hour


Please Click Here To Download Full Job Descriptions And Application Forms



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2015 Inter Tribal Gathering Thanks

On November 14, 2015, the Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC) hosted the 34th Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering and Elders Dinner. The Gathering was a success due to the generosity of many individuals, Tribes, businesses, clubs and organizations that donated time and resources. The NCIDC Governing Council and staff wish to thank the following for their contributions and support:



Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Humboldt Area Foundation; Redwood Capital Bank; Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (Formerly Smith River Rancheria); Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria; Blue Lake Rancheria; City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc.; Coast Central Credit Union; Elk Valley Rancheria; Humboldt Countertops and Surfacing; LeaseMobile; Mad River Community Hospital; North Coast Co-op; Patterson Conners Insurance Services; Pierson Building Center; “Sea Around Us” ~ Snell Family; St. Joseph Health; United Indian Health Services, Inc.; Linda Sundberg Insurance Agency; Pearson’s Grocery; Wiyot Tribe; Advanced Security Systems; Rainbow Body Shop; The Old House General and Trinity Valley Consulting Engineers, Inc.



AmeriGas Propane; Bonten California; City Garbage Company of Eureka; Coca Cola Bottling Company of Eureka; Eureka Natural Foods; Green Diamond Resources, Harper Motors; Hensell Materials, KIEM News Channel 3; KVIQ 17; Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery, Mission Uniform and Linen; Old Town Coffee and Chocolate; Pacifi c Choice Seafood; Pepsi Bottling Group, Eureka; Ray’s Food Place, Safeway, Sun Valley Floral Farms, United Indian Health Services – Traditional Resources; and Wildberries Market.



Alcohol Drug Care Services; April Carmelo & the Fry Bread Crew; Cheryl Seidner & the Kitchen Crew; Congressman Jared Huffman; Hoopa AmeriCorps; HSU Masters of Social Work Students; Humboldt Recovery Center; John Woolley; Kerry Venegas; Kim Johnson & the Pie Crew; Mark Lovelace, 3rd District Supervisor Humboldt County; North Coast Substance Abuse Council Inc. (Crossroads); Quinn Ozaki; Rob England; Saylooli Davis; Thomas Dunklin & Fish Pit Crew; Tribal Civilian Community Corps; Valerie Reed & Food Service Crew; Vicki Ozaki; Wendy Brown and the many individuals who generously gave their time.


salmon cooking the traditional way
Click to see how we cook the salmon in the traditional way.


Council Meeting Cancelled

September 12 Council Meeting Cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Council meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 12 has been cancelled.


Gift Shop Attendant Job Opening



Job Opening


Northern California Indian Development Council—Eureka Office

Gift Shop Attendant (Part-time)

Gift shop attendant will be provided basic training in sales, merchandising, display creation, customer service, online sales, purchasing and receiving.

$9.00 an hour


·      Highly motivated

·      Great people skills

·      Flexible schedule and must be able to work Saturdays

This is a training position and applicant must be deemed eligible under the WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunities Act) before applying.  Need to be of Tribal or Native American descent.

Please call to schedule an appointment with: Dawn Woodman (707) 445-8451


inside of american indian art and gift shop


Arts Alive Featured Artist Ellen Poitras

Press Release

August 2015 Arts Alive! Old Town, Eureka

Featured Artist: Ellen Poitras

Eureka, CA July 13, 2015: The American Indian Art & Gift Shop’s August 2015 featured artist will be Ellen Poitras. Ellen is of Lakota and Chippewa descent. Ellen is a maker of Native American style beadwork, jewelry and fiber arts.

The NCIDC American Indian Art & Gift Shop is an American Indian Art and Craft Board certified shop. This certification means we guarantee every handmade item as crafted by a Native American artisan. Stop on by and enjoy our unique selection of authentic Native American items.


We will be open until 9 p.m. on August 1st during Arts Alive. Refreshments will be offered and we hope you stop by our new location at: 517 5th Street.