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ANA Fact Sheet

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Want to learn more about ANA? Check out our Fact Sheet! There, you can read about our mission, purpose, goals and more to get a better sense of how our programs serve children and families.

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What We Do

ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.


Jeannie Hovland was confirmed by the Senate in June 2018. She is both Oglala Lakota and an enrolled member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. As Commissioner, she oversees ANA’s discretionary funding programs, serves as an advocate for Native Americans, and coordinates activities within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop policies, programs, and budgets affecting Native Americans all under the authority of the Native American Programs Act.


ANA is comprised of the Office of the Commissioner, the Division of Program Operations, the Division of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, and the Management Operations staff.  


In January 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the War on Poverty, a collection of ideals that ultimately laid the foundation for ANA. 


In order to maximize resources on behalf of native communities, ANA partners with related programs in the Administration for Children and Families and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as with other Federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Last Reviewed: July 10, 2018