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New Grant Awards Announced for Fiscal Year 2017

The Administration for Native Americans is pleased to announce the following new awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M) Grant Awards

  • San Carlos Apache Tribe
    • Project Title: Revitalizing Community Healing and Spiritual Well-Being through the Gift of Language: Preserving the Apache Language Demonstration Project
    • FY2017 Award: $250,608
  • Pueblo of Acoma
    • Project Title: Keres Language Curriculum Project
    • FY2017 Award: $204,489
  • Skokomish Indian Tribe
    • Project Title: Establish the foundation for reviving the Twana Language of the Skokomish people
    • FY2017 Award: $123,016
  • Halau Hula O Kaeo
    • Project Title: Pili I Ka Olelo Kupuna: Hawaiian Language Preservation Through Hula (Dance), Mele (Song), and Oli (Chant)
    • FY2017 Award: $280,446
  • Oneida Nation (WI)
    • Project Title: Oneida Language Restoration Project
    • FY2017 Award: $230,421

Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) Grant Awards

  • Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
    • Project Title: Haa Yaakwdáat Lingít Yoo X´atángi Kúdi, “Our Yakutat Tlingit Language Nest”
    • FY2017 Award: $298,895
  • Little Big Horn College
    • Project Title: Apsáalooke Language Immersion School
    • FY2017 Award: $293,159
  • Bdote Learning Center, Inc.
    • Project Title: Indigenous Language Immersion Curriculum Project
    • FY2017 Award: $283,571

Social and Economic Development Strategies – Alaska (SEDS-AK)

  • Copper River Native Association
    • Project Title: Copper River School Readiness Project
    • FY2017 Award: $160,000
  • Cheesh'na Tribal Council
    • Project Title: Leadership Capacity: Cheesh’na’s Trail to Economic Change
    • FY2017 Award: $198,026
  • Wrangell Cooperative Association
    • Project Title: WCA Comprehensive Action Plan to Address Outmigration of Tribal Citizens
    • FY2017 Award: $110,916
  • Village of Iliamna
    • Building the Capacity of the Village of Iliamna Tribal Government
    • $133,887

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE)

  • Chippewa Cree Tribe
    • Project Title: Chippewa Cree Tribe Title XII Environmental Codes Enhancement and Consolidation Project
    • FY2017 Award: $189,017
  • Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
    • Project Title: Preparing a Seventh Generation Wildlife Management Plan for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
    • FY2017 Award: $189,451
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Band of Indians
    • Project Title: Elk Conservation and Restoration Capacity Building Project
    • FY2017 Award: $193,652
  • Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation
    • Project Title: River Otter Populations, Distribution, and Use of Lake Ozette Watershed to Assess Impacts to Federally Threatened Sockeye Salmon
    • FY2017 Award: $180,733
  • Yavapai-Apache Nation
    • Project Title: Yavapai-Apache Environmental Code Development Project
    • FY2017 Award: $105,942

Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)

  • American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL)
    • Project Title: AIBL Native Youth Career Readiness and Mentoring Project
    • FY2017 Award: $300,000
  • Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike Building Program
    • Project Title: Ho'i Ia Haloa: Increasing Self-Efficacy in Native Youth Through Community-Based Leadership Skills Development and Culturally-Defined Master
    • FY2017 Award: $287,350
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
    • Project Title: We R Native Youth Development Project
    • FY2017 Award: $300,000
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
    • Project Title: Gwayako-Bimaadiziwin: living the right kind of life.
    • FY2017 Award: $208,649.00
  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
    • Project Title: Ponca Professional Enrichment Program
    • FY2017 Award: $230,175.00
  • Hydaburg Cooperative Association
    • Project Title: Hydaburg Youth Leadership, Empowerment, and Development Project
    • FY2017 Award: $233,457.00
  • Dena' Nena' Henash dba Tanana Chiefs Conference
    • Project Title: Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) I-LEAD Emerging Leaders Project
    • FY2017 Award: $300,000.00
  • American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan
    • Project Title: AIHFS ANA I-LEAD
    • FY2017 Award: $205,000.00

Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

  • Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
    • Project Title: GLIFWC Social Economic Development Strategies Project: GLIFWC Chippewa Ceded Territory Traditional Food Regulatory System Project
    • FY2017 Award: $226,552
  • Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.
    • Project Title: Affordable Assets: Path to Financial Stability
    • FY2017 Award: $221,791
  • Quinault Indian Nation
    • Project Title: Northeast Neighborhood Plans; Social and Economic Development Strategies
    • FY2017 Award: $289,712
  • Warm Springs Community Action Team
    • Project Title: Warm Springs Small Business Promotion Project
    • FY2017 Award: $305,258
  • Karuk Tribe
    • Project Title: Uhish ("Seeds") Project
    • FY2017 Award: $288,559
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    • Project Title: Ndee Bikiyaa (The People's Farm) is working to restore White Mountain Apache food sovereignty by growing and teachings tribal members
    • FY2017 Award: $300,000
  • Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation a/k/a Smith River Rancheria
    • Project Title: Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation will assess and align government operations, to align operations with newly developed strategic plan, and provide nec
    • FY2017 Award: $257,032
  • Tolani Lake Enterprises, Inc.
    • Project Title: Dine' Small Farm and Ranch Development Project
    • FY2017 Award: $260,614
  • Institute for Native Pacific Education & Culture (INPEACE)
    • Project Title: Growing Our Own in Waianae
    • FY2017 Award: $389,819
  • Kula no na Po`e Hawaii
    • Project Title: Papakolea Kupuna Community Care Network
    • FY2017 Award: $399,582
  • Carolinian Affairs Office - Office of the Governor
    • Project Title: Preservation of the indigenous and native Carolinian cultural knowledge, practices, and tradition through socio-economic development strategy
    • FY2017 Award: $180,967
  • Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
    • Project Title: Thlopthlocco Tribal Town's Pathway to Enhanced and Secured Information Technology (IT) Fiber Optic Infrastructure for the 21st Century
    • FY2017 Award: $279,936
  • Ileihno Bopachemihn, Inc.
    • Project Title: Establishment of two native Short-term Residential Treatment Programs in Northern and Southern California
    • FY2017 Award: $395,850
  • Oneida Indian Nation (NY)
    • Project Title: Oneida Indian Nation Office of Economic Development
    • FY2017 Award: $398,077

Please note that this is not a notice of award for anyone. Successful applicants are notified through the issuance of a Notice of Award (NOA) that sets forth the details of the amount of funds granted, terms and conditions of the grant, and so forth. As is the case every year, the total amount of funding requests far exceeds the total amount of funding available. We will send a letter and a compilation of the panel review comments to all competitive applicants that did not receive an award. All applicants are encouraged to take advantage of ANA’s free Training & Technical Assistance (TTA). For more information and to find your TTA provider, visit our Applicant TTA Page.

For more information on the funding terms and other policies, please refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement under which you applied. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at (877) 922-9262 or by e-mail at

We understand this is a very competitive process, and we appreciate the time and efforts of all applicants for ANA funding. We also wish to extend our appreciation to the panel reviewers who worked hard to ensure that every application was given a thorough and objective review.