WIC Request for Public Comment

ITCA is holding its annual public comment period for WIC from May 11 to July 11, 2018. You are invited to comment on the program and to assist in identifying opportunities to improve services.

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children under the age of five. ITCA WIC serves approximately 9,000 clients each month. The program promotes good health and positive food choices by providing nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding education and referrals to program participants.

ITCA is not planning modifications for fiscal year 2019.

To learn more about ITCA WIC and to view the current State Plan, go to ITCA WIC Policy and Procedure Manual

Comments must be submitted in writing by July 11, 2018 at 2pm to:
WIC Director
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
2214 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
or
wicadmin@itcaonline.com

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-04

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-04

PROJECT TITLE: Psychometric services for the development of federal baseline regulatory exam modules for drinking water and wastewater system operator credentialing programs

RFP RELEASE DATE: April 13, 2018

QUESTIONS DUE FROM BIDDERS DATE: April 25, 2018

ITCA RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS DATE: May 2, 2018

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: May 15, 2018, 5:00 P.M. local time in Arizona

PROJECTED SUCCESSFUL BIDDER ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: May 22, 2018

Notice to Bidders
Regarding the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) RFP TWS 18-4:
Due to the number and complexity of bid responses, the ITCA Scoring Committee has extended the review period and postpones the Projected Successful Bidder Announcement Date to
May 31, 2018.

EXPECTED PERIOD OF SERVICES: Tentatively June 5, 2018, through March 31, 2020

SUMMARY: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) is soliciting proposals from entities or individuals that are qualified and interested in performing professional psychometric services for the development of federal baseline regulatory exam modules for drinking water and wastewater system operator credentialing. The objective of the federal baseline regulatory exam modules is to assess candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and maintain water or wastewater systems in a manner that is in compliance with United States federal baseline regulations. The federal baseline regulatory exam will augment existing operator certification exams.

Click Here: for the Request for Proposal (RFP)
Click Here: for the Bidder Information Form

Click Here: for the Response to Bidder Questions Part 1
Click Here: for the Response to Bidder Questions Part 2
Click Here: for the Response to Bidder Questions Part 3
Click Here: for the Response to Bidder Questions Part 4

 

Requests to be placed on the ITCA Water RFP distribution list are accepted at any time by email to twsinfo@itcaonline.com 

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Age Appropriate Nutritional Foods

April 2018

Tips on age appropriate foods for infants and children 18 months and younger.

Age Approrpriate Food Inforgraphic

Native American Veteran Income Tax Settlement Fund

On November 22, 2000, the United States Justice Department issued a memo declaring that the taxation and withholding of state income taxes from active duty military pay of Native Americans domiciled on their reservation was impermissible. The United States Department of Defense began mandatory Arizona income tax withholding on all active duty military pay on September 1, 1993 and continued withholding Arizona income tax through December 31, 2005.

Beginning January 1, 2006, Arizona no longer taxed active duty military and therefore discontinued state income tax withholding on this type of income.

The Native American Veterans Income Tax Settlement Fund was established on July 1, 2016 to refund Arizona income tax erroneously withheld from Native Americans who served in the military while claiming tribal land as their domicile from September 1, 1993 through December 31, 2005. During the 2017 Arizona legislative session, House Bill 2158 was introduced to amend the original legislation when it was discovered the Department of Defense may have withheld Arizona income tax prior to September 1, 1993.

Effective August 9, 2017, refunds may be claimed for years 1977 through 2005. The claim form and additional information is available at the following websites:

AZ Department of Revenue        https://www.azdor.gov/NativeAmericanVeteranIncomeTaxSettlement.aspx

AZ Department of Veterans’ Services
https://dvs.az.gov/nasf-native-american-settlement-fund

Key Dates

  • December 31, 2019: The AZ Department of Veterans’ Services will not accept claims after this date.
  • June 30, 2021: The AZ Department of Revenue will not grant refunds after this date.
  • July 1, 2021: Any money left in the Fund will be swept into the general fund.

For questions, contact:

Verna Johnson
Project Manager
602.258.4822
Verna.johnson@itcaonline.com

2015 Annual Report – Anniversary Edition

2015 Annual Report – Anniversary Edition


2015 Annual Report – Anniversary Edition
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About Zika

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can also be spread by a man to his male or female sex partners during vaginal, anal, or oral (mouth-to-penis) sex. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

More information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More information from the Inter Tribal Council Tribal Epidemiology Center

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Educational Materials

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Dental Prevention and Clinical Support Center (ITCA DPCSC) in collaboration with the ITCA Women, Infants and Children Program, Indian Health Service (IHS) Phoenix Indian Medical Center’s Dental and Nurses’ Programs, and the ITCA Dental Support Center Working Group have designed some oral health Early Childhood Caries (ECC) educational materials. These products are made possible with funding support from the American Dental Association Foundation’s Dr. Samuel D. Harris Children’s Dental Health Grant Program. These materials were developed in the spirit to start a culturally appropriate ECC awareness and dental prevention campaign focusing on children 16 months and younger and pre-and post-natal parents in the Phoenix and Tucson IHS Service Areas.

Flyer: “Give Your Baby the Gift of a Proud Smile”
This flyer can be used for chair side education and waiting room use.


Brochure: “Your Baby’s Precious Teeth are at Risk for Decay Starting with the First Tooth”

The brochure can be used for chair side education only. It is important for your staff to go over the information with your patients before giving it out to them. It is preferred to go over the brochure with pre/post-natal parents of children 16 months and younger.


Posters: “1st Birthday. 1st Priority. 1st Dental Visit” and “Your Baby’s Teeth are at Risk for Decay Starting with the First Tooth”

These posters can be hung in the clinic’s waiting room or in a clinical room. They are laminated for infection control purposes and wipe easily.

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