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ANA Awards $11.2 million to strengthen Native communities

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families announced awards today for 40 grant projects, totaling $11,237,594 to help strengthen Native communities throughout the United States.

ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community-based projects as well as training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and Native organizations. Funding through the Social and Economic Strategies (SEDS), Social and Economic Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK), and the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) grants will assist Native governments and organizations with planning, developing and implementing projects that preserve Native culture and ceremonies, support economic development, utilize traditional practices to safeguard the land, water and air environments within and around Native communities, and strengthen inter-generational activities between elders and youth. These grant projects, which have a project period between 1 to 3 years, support ANA’s mission to promote self-sufficiency and encourage communities to move toward social and economic well-being.

“ANA is proud to announce these new awards and partnerships designed to grow local economies,” said Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner of ANA. “The recipients have made it through a competitive selection process, and we are excited to see these projects implemented.”

Each grant recipient proposed projects based on needs identified by their community. One such example is the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. According to the State of Wisconsin, Menominee County has the highest three-year rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids. Using ANA funds, the Tribe aims to establish three satellite Mental Health Offices across rural villages on the reservation, while supporting four students to become Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors. These counselors will assist in combating opiate addiction and overdoses through a culture-based continuum of care.

The recently awarded tribes and native organizations highlighted below will work to establish programs that strengthen Native heritage, increase capacity building and support Native professional retention. Most grants will be for a three-year project period and will range from $100,000 - $400,000. ANA is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of 2019 grants.

The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska 2019 grants:

  • Angoon Community Association (AK) – $159,640
  • Nanwalek IRA Council (AK) - $124,458

The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Social and Economic Development Strategies 2019 grants:

  • Alaska Native Justice Center, Inc. (AK) - $400,000
  • Knik Tribe (AK) - $400,000
  • Empowering Pacific Island Communities (AS) - $400,000
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe (AZ) - $392,985
  • Native American Connections (AZ) - $100,000
  • American Indian Recruitment Programs (CA) – $128,354
  • California Indian Manpower Consortium (CA) - $128,914
  • KAʻEHU (HI) - $399,484
  • Partners in Development Foundation (HI) – $400,000
  • Sustain Hawaii (HI) - $377,989
  • Sustainable Molokai (HI) – $335,612
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (MI) - $400,000
  • Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc. (MI) – $102,117
  • American Indian Family Center (MN) - $274,626
  • Bdote Learning Center (MN) - $345,363
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (MN) - $280,724
  • Lower Sioux Community Council (MN) – $255,109
  • Prairie Island Indian Community (MN) – $229,637
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (MN) - $381,847
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System (MP) - $147,755
  • Friends of Mariana Trench (MP) - $250,720
  • Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation (MT) – $129,345
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (NM) – $310,023
  • Dine Anai, Incorporated (NM) - $389,962
  • Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (OH) - $284,024
  • National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center (OK) - $164,923
  • The Klamath Tribes (OR) - $245,298
  • Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (SD) - $400,000
  • Lummi Indian Business Council (WA) - $355,308
  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (WI) – $240,527
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (WI) - $388,268

The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement 2019 grants:

  • Native Village of Ekwok (AK) – $94,419
  • Yakutat Tlingit Tribe (AK) - $274,927
  • Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (CA) – $165,060
  • Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation (CA) – $273,569
  • Nez Perce Tribe (ID) - $118,573
  • Cherokee Nation (OK) - $77,015
  • Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (OK) – $133,070

To review the complete listing of Administration for Native Americans grants, visit: