The HHS Administration for Native Americans' (ANA) funding is unique in that it is community-based and open to all not just Federally recognized tribes, but also state-recognized tribes, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Native Non-Profit Organizations, and Urban Indian organizations.
This video gives an overview of these opportunities, including what types of funding ANA offers and the first steps in how to apply.
Opportunity Zones were created under the Tax Cuts and Job Acts of 2017 as a tool to spur economic development and job creation in eligible low-income areas which have difficulty attracting new businesses and jobs. What does this mean for Native Communities? This webinar will walk through the fundamentals of Opportunity Zones, and how the designated communities can be better equipped to work with legal and tax professionals to harness the tax benefits of creating or expanding Native businesses in such areas.
The Native American Programs Act requires ANA to provide, no less than every 3 years, "evaluation of projects . . . including evaluations that describe and measure the impact of such projects, their effectiveness in achieving stated goals, their impact on related programs, and their structure and mechanisms for delivery of services[.]"
The purposes of these evaluations are to:
Assess the activities and outcomes of ANA funding in Native communities in accordance with NAPA and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993;
Record the successes and challenges of ANA grantees in order to improve the capacity of ANA grantees; and
Produce relevant data on Native American community-driven projects that is useful to Native American leaders, planners, tribal government agencies, and Native American service providers.
To satisfy such requirements, ANA conducts end-of-project evaluations that address two main questions: (1) to what extent did the project meet its established objectives and (2) how does the grantee describe the impact of its project on those intended to benefit within its community? This report addresses these questions.