Announcing 2018 New Awardees in SEDS, SEDS-Alaska, ERE, and ILEAD

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ today announced awards for 45 grant projects, totaling more than $11 million, to help strengthen Native communities throughout the United States.

Funding through the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK), Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) and the Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD) grants will assist Native governments and organizations with planning, developing and implementing projects to preserve Native culture and ceremonies, utilize traditional environmental practices to safeguard Native sustainability and strengthen inter-generational activities between elders and younger children. The purpose of these grant projects is to encourage communities to move toward social unity.

“I am thrilled to be part of an agency so committed to Native sovereignty, culture, and economic stability,” said Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans. “I firmly believe these community based projects support ANA’s mission to promote self-sufficiency and I look forward to working with them.”

The tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and Native organizations highlighted below will work to establish programs to strengthen cultural heritage, increase capacity building, and support the development of Native businesses and youth leaders. Most grants will be for a three-year project period, which started on September 30, 2018. The Administration for Native Americans is pleased to congratulate the following recipients’ of its 2018 funding competitions.

The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK):

  • Klawock Cooperative Association (AK) - $133,027
  • Petersburg Indian Association (AK) - $149,568
  • Village of Ohogamiut (AK) - $147,813

The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS):

  • Chickaloon Native Village (AK) - $400,000
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (OK) - $150,598
  • Clare Swan Early Learning Center (AK) - $400,000
  • Consortium for Hawaii Ecological Engineering Education (HI) - $381,844
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (OK) - $152,090
  • Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (CA) - $147,079
  • Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes (MT) - $100,016
  • Halau Kealaokamaile (HI) - $213,714
  • Hawaiian Community Assets (HI) - $243,958
  • Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc. (OK) - $156,628
  • Indigenous Peoples Task Force (MN) - $366,930
  • Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska (AK) - $250,355
  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe (WA) - $112,352
  • Juaneno Band of Mission Indians (CA) - $349,227
  • Ko’Ihonua (HI) - $343,560
  • MIGIZI Communications, Inc. (MN) - $370,358
  • Mount Sanford Tribal Consortium (AK) - $371,377
  • Native American Youth and Family Center (OR) - $139,280
  • Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (MI) - $99,844
  • Office of Samoan Affairs of California (Inc.) (CA) - $400,000
  • Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (OK) - $100,000
  • Para | Probechu’n | Taotaota Inc. (GU) - $285,361
  • Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (AK) - $358,705
  • Rural American Initiatives (SD) - $399,998
  • Tohono O’odham Community College (AZ) - $400,000
  • Trickster Art Gallery NFP (IL) - $314,140
  • Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board, In (HI) - $400,000
  • The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE):
  • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians (OR) - $299,279
  • Coquille Indian Tribe (OR) - $299,901
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (WI) - $112,365
  • Yurok Tribe (CA) - $300,000

The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (ILEAD):

  • Bay Mills Indian Community (MI) - $310,910
  • Bois Forte Band of Chippewa (MN) - $114,350
  • California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CA) - $152,616
  • Capacity Builders, Inc. (NM) - $282,154
  • Ilisagvik College (AK) - $317,850
  • Ka’ala Farm Inc. (HI) - $234,984
  • Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy (HI) - $318,595
  • MIGIZI Communications, Inc. (MN) - $299,828
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona (AZ) - $314,350
  • Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. (CA) - $225,218
  • Sanctuary, Incorporated (GU) - $220,716

The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE):

  • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians (OR) - $299,279
  • Coquille Indian Tribe (OR) - $299,901
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (WI) - $122,365
  • Yurok Tribe (CA) - $300,000

To review the complete listing of ANA grants, visit  our current grantees page.