The ANA Messenger: Native Languages Edition 2014
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recognized several ANA staff members for their exceptional achievement in reviewing and updating all ANA (Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). The members of team – Courtney Roy, David Berlin, Sarah Schappert and Denise Litz – ensured the FOAs comply with ACF policies and streamlined guidance for applicants and reviewers. The team worked to renew the standing status for four of ANA’s six annual program announcements including Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), Native Languages – Preservation and Maintenance, Native Languages – Esther Martinez Immersion, and Environmental and Regulatory Enhancement. The newest ANA program, Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS) was also revised to become a standing FOA. The standing status allows ANA to reissue the FOAs more timely in future years, and allows potential applicants more time to prepare, as they can expect more consistency between funding cycles. The team worked diligently throughout the year so ANA’s FOAs would be the first to be submitted and approved by ACF Administration for the FY 2013 funding cycle. This aggressive timeframe also serves ANA applicants by providing more time for the review process.