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Grants in Social and Economic Development Strategies - FY2019

Published: February 24, 2020
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Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
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Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
 

Alaska

Grantee: Alaska Native Justice Center, Inc.
Project Description: The Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) will implement Duhdeldih (“We Are Learning”) Youth Transition Support to meet youth development needs among Alaska Native and American Indian youth (ages 14-22) who are, or have been, in Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) custody in Anchorage, Alaska. Through a partnership between ANJC and DJJ, the proposed project will develop community capacity to foster cultural connection and resilience among DJJ engaged youth, and use that enhanced capacity to provide culturally relevant programming to youth confined to Alaska’s largest youth detention facility, case-managed support and community connection to youth released into our community, and peer leadership development to program alumni living in our community. The proposed project will also increase opportunities for DJJ involved youth to establish or reinforce community connections during a critical phase on their journey to adulthood, increasing protective factors, boosting their resilience, and supporting the long term health and empowerment of a group of teens at great risk of slipping into a cycle of institutionalization and recidivism as young adults. 

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000 

Grantee: Chickaloon Native Village
Project Description: The goal of the project is to protect Ahtna cultural sites and resources through an increase in knowledge, skills and access to engage and effectively assert Tribal sovereignty in the regulatory process with state and federal governments. Chickaloon Native Village (CNV) will certify Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, develop a Tribal historic preservation plan, create a Geodatabase to document cultural sites, oral histories, and associated literature resources and educate community members and visitors by cultural presentations. The project will build CNV government capacity to exercise local control and decision-making by learning how to enforce federal laws including the National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act to protect their cultural resources and cultural sites within CNV’s traditional territory.

  • Location: Chickaloon, Alaska
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Clare Swan Early Learning Center
Project Description: The project entitled "Training Our First Teachers" (TOFT) will enable Clare Swan Early Learning Center (CSELC) to improve Early Childhood Education training outcomes among Alaska Native and American Indian individuals in Alaska by creating a culturally appropriate Childhood Development Associate (CDA) training pathway. The lack of a culturally appropriate pathway to completing CDA certification poses a significant barrier to Alaska Native communities’ ability to develop early childhood care and learning programs that are staffed and administered by their own members. Individuals will earn a CDA will increase their employment prospects within the early Childhood Learning and Development field. Administratively, having a pool of CDA certified staff is a necessity if the community is to continue to serve the youngest members through Early Head Start/Head Start programs and employ their own community members.

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska
Project Description: The Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska will unify Alaskan Inuit through initiating a collective movement towards food sovereignty by developing an Alaskan Inuit Food Sovereignty Management Action Plan, to include hunting, gathering, fishing, land and water policies, that advance traditional resource management practices. Inuit food security is the lifeline that connects the community members to their ancestors, their cultural history, to their existence and all that they are. Inuit culture is intimately connected to food security and is lived through storytelling, singing, dancing, drumming, art, education, language, games, beliefs, and rituals passed on to them.

  • Location: Barrow, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $89,696

Grantee: Knik Tribe
Project Description: The Knik Tribe, located near the heart of Alaska’s fastest-growing residential community, is facing a shortage of traditional cultural bearers which has led to the community member’s strong grounding in traditional Dena’ina culture necessary to provide a rich, culturally0informed youth programming. The Knik Tribe aims to begin walking the path of cultural rejuvenation by increasing levels of enculturation of Native youth living in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. By partnering with other Native villages/organizations, the tribe will send youth to participate in camps outside of their community to gather traditional knowledge. The project will also work to enhance the tribe's existing Camp Shan Qayeh by offering richer, culturally informed programming coupled with the start of an archaeology culture camp. Dena’inaq Huch’ulyeshi will provide direct service to Alaska Native youth from grades 1-12 residing in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and train regional youth-service tribal staff in evidence-based practices and local Dena’ina culture-informed youth-service practices.

  • Location: Palmer, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000 

Grantee: Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium
Project Description: The Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium, in cooperation with the Copper River Native Association, will implement the Dog Sleds and Digital Stories: Trauma Informed Behavioral health in the Copper River Region Project. Through increased engagement with trauma-informed behavioral health services that both teach skills and enhance awareness of connectedness, youth will experience HEALING through increased pride in and connection to self, community and culture. Youth and young adults from seven communities will engage in dog sledding practices, a digital storytelling therapeutic model will be implemented, and the organizational capacity will be increased for the purpose of developing and implementing a screening process, offer provider and community training, and providing referral services.

  • Location: Gakona, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $341,788

Grantee: Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.
Project Description: Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) will implement the Yukon-Kuskowkwin Strengthening Families Project to increase protective factors and mitigate the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) through a culturally-adapted and responsive home visiting program. The target beneficiaries are Alaska Native families with children ages 0-3 and pregnant women residing in three rural Alaska communities of Chevak, Mountain Village, and Toksook Bay. During each 12-month project period, 20 families will be served per community.

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $358,468

American Samoa

Grantee: Empowering Pacific Island Communities
Project Description: Empowering Pacific Island Communities (EPIC) aims to increase accessibility to locally grown healthy foods for low-income families and the community through the establishment of a farming cooperative to increase production and distribution on the island of America Samoa. Currently, over 90% of the island’s food supplies are imported from the US, Korea, New Zealand, and Samoa which are not fresh and are depleted of nutrients by the time they are available in grocery stores. The Healthy Amerika Samoa Community Development Project will provide greenhouses, training and education in horticulture and hydroponics, the creation of a Farmer’s Cooperative, training for food safety and sanitation, and a fully furnished cooperative-operative distribution center that will include a commercial kitchen and processing facility, store-front, cold storage, business center, dry storage for production supplies and mobile farmers market. The project has been designed to enable the newly established American Samoa Farmers’ Cooperative to become a self-sustaining operation that will support the continued growth and expansion of hydroponics farming in the territory.

  • Location: Pago Pago, AS
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000 

Arizona

Grantee: Native American Connections
Project Description: Native American Connections will implement a three-year project focused on transforming historical traumas and negative health and wellness legacies associated with U.S. Indian boarding schools into a new legacy of health and healing among urban Native tribal communities in Greater Phoenix, Arizona. The project will be implemented at the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center and will provide teacher and student training targeted to strengthen culture, increase arts and storytelling, and promote health and wellness by means of indigenous foods. The project will serve 1,160 community members from the urban Native American and tribal communities in Greater Phoenix/Maricopa County, whose population now exceeds 120,000.

  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $100,000 

Grantee: San Carlos Apache Tribe
Project Title: The San Carlos Apache College project is designed to promote career pathways so that students can use what they learn at the College to transform their community by providing three new associates degrees in Social Work, Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies, and Behavioral Studies. The project will add four co-curricular modules and other services that promote student health and wellness in a cultural framework. Additionally, at least eight new graduates will be either working in their community in health and wellness careers or will transfer to a four-year university to continue their studies. One of the most promising legacies of the project will be the creation of a new and vitally needed workforce that can address the Tribe’s high rates of substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, domestic violence, isolation, suicide, and other forms of trauma.

  • Location: San Carlos, AZ
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $392,985

Grantee: Tohono O’odham Community College
Project Description: Tohono O’odham Community College will provide training courses for The GEO:SMART Project in order to increase technical capacity on the Tohono O'odham Nation to obtain and maintain geospatial information on the Nation's land base. The Nation designed a Long-Range Plan in 2010 that cited the priority need to greatly increase technology capacity to provide the infrastructure to achieve the Plan objectives. In order to increase capacity the project will provide GIS education and resources to enable all Executive departments and the 11 governmental districts of the Nation to conduct geospatial mapping and to maintain the data. Completion of the project will enable the Tohono O’odham Nation to have the capacity to use geospatial technology to provide data essential for effective planning and implementation of program for its community members.

  • Location: Pima County, Arizona
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 - 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Tolani Lake Enterprises, Inc.
Project Description: The Dine' Small Farm and Ranch Development Partnership is part of a larger multi-partner initiative focused on creating and replicating model farms and ranches where cultural teachings are integrated into agricultural training and technical assistance across Navajo Nation. The project integrates economic development, social development and cultural preservation in a community-based program that will be shared as a model for use and replication in other communities.

  • Location: Winslow, Arizona
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $183,949

Grantee: White Mountain Apache Tribe
Project Description: The White Mountain Apache community has become disconnected from their land, foodways, and culture and are dependent on off-reservation food sources because access to and knowledge of healthy traditional foods and agriculture has decreased within the community for the past several years. Ndee Bikiyaa: The People's Farm, Restoring Apache Food Sovereignty has a project goal of increasing community member access to healthy, traditional, local, and sustainably grown fresh foods while also increasing agricultural knowledge and skills by providing education and support. The three project objectives are: a community based agriculture education program; Ndee Bikiyaa crop production; and distribution of produce to the community.

  • Location: Whiteriver, Arizona
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $297,812

California

Grantee: American Indian Recruitment Programs
Project Description: The American Indian Recruitment Programs will implement a two-year grant project to develop a "youth peer court" model, through the “American Indian Youth Engagement Court” (“AIYEC”) Project to assist native middle and high school youth set personal responsibility goals through culturally appropriate, social, educational and restorative justice programs and services that will promote the social well-being and advancement of our youth and family community participants. The Project targets both rural and urban Indian populations within San Diego and Riverside counties, which include some of the most economically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities in these areas. In partnership with the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel and the Intertribal Court of Southern California (ICSC), AIYEC will seek to create opportunities for the youth peer decision maker participants to reduce juvenile delinquency and recidivism for at-risk youth offenders by developing the peer court. Development of AIYEC will be based on using culturally sensitive methods, educational training and legal workshops to support the peer court model. The training and workshops will further promote higher education, self-esteem and leadership. AIYEC will also recruit volunteer university level mentors from our project service area to support and guide the youth peer court participants through their academic courses and workshops.

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $128,354

Grantee: California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.
Project Title: California Indian Manpower Consortium plans to increase the coding skills of at least 60 Native American youth in California, Illinois, and Iowa to provide youth (ages 16-24) with a career path in computer science and technology, specifically focusing on web development. Outputs will include a youth council to help direct the project's approach, webinars, online classes, two in-person coding boot camps, as well as paid work experiences/internships provided by CIMC's partners.

  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $128,914

Grantee: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Project Description: The Graton Cultural Database Project will create a custom electronic database in order to archive all materials of cultural significance to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The database will be created using the open source Mukurtu content management system, and will be hosted on the tribe's website, allowing access to staff, tribal members, and the general public. The project supports a tribal priority of educating tribal citizens on the history of the tribe through the preservation of their heritage for future generations.

  • Location: Rohnert Park, California
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $113,149

Grantee: Ileihno Bopachemihn, Inc.
Project Description: The project seeks to increase the number of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) Resource Family Approved (RFA) homes in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties in order to provide Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and California statute compliant foster care options for approximately 266 AI/AN children currently in foster care in these areas. This will be done by providing an RFA and ICWA compliant temporary housing facility, which will provide emotionally supportive, and culturally relevant services to meet each AI/AN foster child's rights, while collaborating with in-state and out-of-state tribes to identify and recruit RFA certified AI/AN long-term foster care or secure extended-family placement.

  • Location: Carmichael, California
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2017 - 09/29/2020
  • FY 2019 Award: $399,095

Grantee: Juaneno Band of Mission Indians
Project Description: The Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, a state-recognized tribe, will complete a documented Petition for Federal Acknowledgment in 24 months for the Acjachemen Nation’s 1860 enrolled members. This will be accomplished by conducting research to document the seven mandatory criteria for federal recognition. Initial research will be conducted using historical documentation currently held by the tribe. Additional research will be conducted at the National Archives and Records Administration facilities in DC and Maryland. The post-grant goal is to secure federal recognition in order for the tribe to better assert its sovereignty and meet the needs of its members.

  • Location: San Juan Capistrano, California
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 - 09/29/2020
  • FY 2019 Award: $244,178

Grantee: Karuk Tribe
Project Description: The Karuk Tribe seeks to increase the tribe's capacity to provide workforce development opportunities in land management and fire protective services, enhance professional and vocational skills among the tribal workforce, and reduce unemployment and underemployment throughout the tribal community. This will be accomplished by developing training materials 40 Karuk Wildland Fire Crew Members and community partner staff, 15, mentees, 25 interns, and participants at 30 community events.

  • Location: Happy Camp, California
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $271,472

Grantee: Office of Samoan Affairs of California, Inc.
Project Description: Faatasi E Mafai Ona Suia Tatou (Together We Transform) seeks to promote the physical, spiritual, and emotional healthy lifestyles of the LA Samoan community by engaging in health eating and physical activities, practicing faith, and participating in emotional supportive activities – all while reinvigorating Samoan culture and tradition. This will be achieved through healthy eating workshops; physical activity such as siva (traditional dance) song, savali faatasi (walking together); increased health care and health education using navigators; emotional and mental health activities with conversational group meetings (fonotaga) referred to as amai faatasi (coming together) focused on healthy futures; and providing linkages to mental health services. The Office of Samoan Affairs (OSA) will work with six falesa (Sacred House/faith-based community) to oversee the implementation of the project.

  • Location: Carson, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 - 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation, previously named Smith River Rancheria
Project Description: The project will launch the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation's (formerly Smith River Rancheria) comprehensive planning strategy to strengthen the Tribal government in order to best enhance and improve services and programs. The project will establish a tribal planning department, develop a methodology for collection of data and information sharing among and between Tribal administration and its departments which will be used for assessment and identification of needs, efficiencies, and potential improvement of services and programs for its citizens. Plans for sound land use, transportation and a government campus will be developed over the next three years.

  • Location: Smith River, California
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $281,160

Guam

Grantee: Para Probechu’n Taotaota Inc.
Project Description: PIPIT, Inc. will establish a cultural industry for employing Chamorro youth and young adults who are cultural practitioners, producing and selling cultural products representative of the Chamorro people. A retail store (T.E.N.D.A – Traditions Empowering Natives in Developing Arts) with e-commerce capabilities and five (5) employed staff will be developed and support the establishment of fifteen (15) businesses that produce cultural products and employ twenty-five (25) native youth and young adults (ages 16-30), with full/part time employment. The increase in jobs and selling culturally-appropriate products to tourists will provide culturally significant employment activities which will increase the community’s capacity to preserve the Chamorro language and culture.

  • Location: Chalan Pago Ordot, Guam
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $258,797

Hawai'i

Grantee: Consortium for Hawaii Ecological Engineering Education
Project Description: The goal of Mahope o Ke Kula Ke A‘o Mau Ana (Mahope) is to address academic service and achievement gaps among Native Hawaiian middle and high schools students in West O‘ahu (Waianae), and East Hawai‘i (Hilo), which have the largest concentration of Native Hawaiians globally but also lack access to high-quality after-school programming and STEM educational opportunities that integrate Native Hawaiian culture with project and place based learning delivery methods. Students will be prepared for school and career success by closing the math and science achievement gap, through a community-based approach to youth mentoring aimed to increase student achievement and graduation rates while reducing delinquent behavior. The main activities of this program include: in-school student mentoring and teacher STEM support, after-school lesson delivery and student tutoring, and intersession and summer workshops.

  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $395,728

Grantee: Halau Kealaokamaile
Project Description: The Perpetuating Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices through Native Plants project will increase the cultural competency of Native Hawaiians through culturally-appropriate, multi-generational training in ancient Hawaiian plant cultivation. The project seeks to train 80 Native Hawaiians in ceremonial, artistic, medicinal and epicurean uses based on native cultural practices. This project is part of the community's long-term goal of developing a sustainable agroforest to provide future opportunities to strengthen cultural identity, create economic opportunity, and perpetuate a modern living culture rooted in historic practices.

  • Location: Pukalani, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $239,131

Grantee: Hawaiian Community Assets
Project Description: Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) will establish and maintain the nation's first-and-only native Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) to assist 300 Native Hawaiians on Hawaii Island increase economic self-sufficiency by securing jobs, starting businesses, increasing income, or decreasing use of public assistance. HCA will deliver culturally-relevant employment/business support services, financial coaching, and income supports. Nearly 1 in 2 Native Hawaiians residing on Hawaii Island are unemployed or out of the labor force and annual median household incomes are more than $11,000 below the State of Hawaii’s economic self-sufficiency income standard.

  • Location: Kapolei, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $230,702

Grantee: Institute of Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE)
Project Description: The goal of the Growing Our Own in Waianae project is to increase educational attainment, economic, and social self-sufficiency for Native Hawaiian community members on the Waianae Coast of Hawai'i. Waianae has the highest rates of teacher turnover, new hire teacher placements, non-resident teacher placements, and unqualified teachers, all factors that negatively impact student learning and their academic development among the State. To address these issues, the project will pilot and evaluate a "Grow Your Own" teacher model, which will recruit, place, and retain 100 Native Hawaiian community members who want to get a degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or K-12, and are dedicated to teaching on, and contributing to the educational and economic growth of the Native Hawaiian population on the Waianae Coast.

  • Location: Kapolei, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $398,371

Grantee: KA'EHU
Project Description: KAEHU has developed the Kaehu Youth Enhancement & Mentoring Program in order to provide a healthy and stable learning environment with programs with Native Hawaiian mentors in the area of marine biology water hydrology, archaeology, and cultural practices. The project will offer a 6-week after-school program each quarter and a 6-week summer program to high school and college youth from the Ka’ehu community. The programs will offer students the opportunity to work alongside, and be mentored by native Hawaiian leaders and professionals that are working at Ka'ehu. The program's educational modules include: Research, Archaeology, marine biology, water hydrology, land restoration, cultural workshops, and life-skills training. The target population are Hawaiian youth between the ages of 13-24 from the Wailuku district.

  • Location: Wailuku, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $399,484

Grantee: Ko’Ihonua
Project Description: The “Hui Kalai Kii o Kupaaikee – Training a New Generation of Practitioners” project goal is to increase the number of Native Hawaiians engaging in cultural practices. Primarily, the project will provide traditional apprentice-type training involving intensive interaction between masters, instructors, and students to support the continued perpetuation of the practice of kalai kii, or carving of totems. A total of 16 Native Hawaiian men between the ages of 18 and 35 will become apprentices/students on three different islands, which are O'ahu, Kaua'i, and the Big Island of Hawai'i. Because the cultural practice of kalai kii requires a considerable time investment to fully develop, the project will focus on a small number of individuals with the intention of raising their abilities to a level where they can begin providing for their community’s need and continue with the practice through service and teaching.

  • Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $279,570

Grantee: Kula no na Po`e Hawaii
Project Description: The notion of caring for kupuna (elders) and allowing them to safely "age in place" is a cultural norm amongst Native Hawaiians. However, services that foster independent, safe and healthy living are unaffordable for many kupuna and their families. The project goal is to establish a Kupuna Community Care Network, to serve as a one-stop-shop in Papakolea, providing 250 kupuna (residents over age 55 years of age) and their caregivers, with educational resources, cultural programming, clinical experiences and training, and an integrated geriatric - primary care health care delivery system, over the three-year proposed project period.

  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2017 – 09/29/2020
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Partners in Development Foundation
Project Description: Partners in Development Foundation seeks to break cycles of poverty and strengthen Native Hawaiian families in the East Hawai‘i Island community of Keaukaha. Their project will prepare Native Hawaiian preschool-aged children for school success and build family and community resilience. They will provide training in trauma-informed care to adults and caregivers. The training will include a personalized Trauma-Informed Reset Plan and 12 hours per week of family-child learning services. By educating adults and caregivers on how to care for children who have experienced trauma, the project will empower participants to become better parents, family members, and citizens, and improve the overall health of the community. This project aims to serve 180 Native Hawaiian preschool-aged children and 150 Native Hawaiian adults and caregivers from the East Hawai‘i Island community of Keaukaha.

  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Sustain Hawaii
Project Description: Sustain Hawaii’s goal is to teach la’au lapa’au, an ancient Hawaiian tradition of health and healing, to Native Hawaiian individuals who will become la’au lapa’au practitioners in their communities. This healing practice has steadily declined in recent years, as many elder practitioners have passed. Forty-five students of Native Hawaiian descent will attend the la’au lapa’au class at the ancestral and historic valley of Moanalua, a protected nature preserve. Project staff will document the curriculum in book and video format to add to past Mo’olelo texts that carry sacred Native Hawaiian traditions.

  • Location: Waimanalo, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $377,989

Grantee: Sustainable Molokai
Project Description: Sustainable Molokai's Hoʻomāhuahua Project seeks to increase community access to fresh, nutritious food and enhance community resiliency. Currently, 90% of the food on Molokai Island is imported. Much of it is processed, leaving residents with nutritional deficiencies. This project will train 25 community members to produce their own food through various agricultural workshops, focusing on home gardens, farming, and egg production in order to ensure food security. The project's name, Hoʻomāhuahua, encapsulates the project intent, as “Hoʻo” is to cause or initiate, “Ma” and “hua” both mean to grow or increase, and “hua” means fruit or egg.

  • Location: Kaunakakai, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $335,612

Grantee: Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board
Project Description: The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC)’s project, The Ha Ola Village: Perpetuating and Preserving Traditional Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices to Promote Health and Well-Being will develop and implement a cultural curriculum to 500 new and existing employees of WCCHC to enhance their cultural attunement; offer 36 cultural workshops and presentation in the community on health issues; and increase the cultural competency of Native Hawaiian cultural practices among non-resident visitors to Ha Ola Village. The project goal is to become a self-sustaining Hawaiian cultural village that will share and teach Traditional Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices as a pathway to improve and increase mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being with the community, and visitors from around the world.

  • Location: Waianae, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Illinois

Grantee: Trickster Art Gallery NFP
Project Description: The project entitled, They Talk to Each Other (Gaganoonidiwag), will increase intergenerational activities in five Native American communities through culturally-based programming that teaches traditional warrior ceremonies and their purpose in protecting and honoring Native Veterans. Each tribe has its own ceremonies in order to protect warriors and their families as they enter service and healing ceremonies as they return from service. Some tribes have specific ceremonies tailored for the experience of the warrior such as being captured, wounded, killing, and victimization possibly experienced such as discrimination, rape, and physical abuse. These ceremonies are critical for restoring mental, physical and spiritual balance for the individual and contributes to their successful reintegration into their family and community. The project staff will provide in-person training with each tribe’s head Veteran and/or veteran’s group that will be document. An annual three-day national Gathering of Native American Veterans will also be held. The project will produce a documentary on the warrior ceremonies to be used as a teaching tool when educating on warrior ceremonies after the end of the project.

  • Location: Schaumburg, IL
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $311,851

Michigan

Grantee: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Project Description: The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians aims to combat unemployment, poverty, and low educational attainment in their community. Their project will provide specialized STEM-based training and skill development to increase members' employability and earning potential in the region’s manufacturing industry. The project will serve 160 community members from ages 16 to 49, focusing on high school students, veterans, and unemployed adults. The trainings will help tribal members secure job placement in industrial manufacturing, including the fields of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Numeric Control (CNC), mechatronics, and welding.

  • Location: Harbor Springs, MI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc.
Project Description: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) aims to increase the accessibility of legal assistance to low-income Native individuals. MILS’s current Statement of Priorities and LSC regulations only allow them to draft wills for income eligible elders with little face-to-face contact. The proposed project broadens the eligible population to include individuals whose income is between 200% and 500% of the poverty level and is not restricted to elders. In order to reach their goal, Michigan Indian Legal Services will upgrade technology so that they can provide attorneys with remote access to the MILS server. They will provide estate planning clinics, disseminate surveys, conduct more face-to face focus groups, and analyze data to update their Statement of Priorities.

  • Location: Traverse City, MI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $102,117

Grantee: Nottawaseppi Huran Band
Project Description: The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) will increase tribal members' access to, knowledge of, and inclusion of traditionally and locally grown/sourced foods and culturally significant plants and animals in daily diets by streamlining and enhancing NHBP's food sovereignty initiatives and policies. The tribe, which is located near Grand Rapids, Michigan, will develop Phase 1 of the interdepartmental Bodewadmi Food & Lifeways Restoration Project to sustain a food sovereignty initiative to provide healthy, local food to community members year round. Community health assessments found that its members suffer from high rates of obesity and chronic diseases with declining access to traditional and traditionally grown foods. Only 10% of the community incorporates these foods into their daily diets while the majority of the NHBP members need further assistance and education to harvest, preserve, and prepare traditional foods in order to incorporate them into their daily diets.

  • Location: Fulton, MI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $155,264

Minnesota

Grantee: American Indian Family Center
Project Description: The American Indian Family Center will provide urban American Indian youth in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area with leadership skills and intergenerational engagement. Their project, entitled Waaban Ogimaawag (Tomorrow’s Leaders), will help Native youth ages 14 to 24 combat the inequity of access to cultural identity and traditions that many Native people experience in an urban setting. Native youth will learn from Anishinaabe teaching methods that focus on the tree of life and balancing the four selves. Project staff will use the Waawiyeyaa Evaluation Tool to measure youths’ progression in developing self-awareness, ownership of responsibility, releasing/letting go, building on strengths, and standing tall.

  • Location: Saint Paul, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $274,626

Grantee: Bdote Learning Center, Inc.
Project Description: The Bdote Learning Center’s project will increase the number of language and culture teachers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area by providing a pathway to licensure to unemployed community members and college students. The Minneapolis/St. Paul American Indian community is currently experiencing a shortage of language and culture teachers, due to challenges in the licensure process. Five to 30 community members who possess cultural knowledge and language proficiency will complete 200 to 400 hour internships, with the hopes of securing an Eminence Teaching Credential. The Eminence Credential allows an individual to teach Ojibwe or Dakota language and culture in grades K-12. To ensure project sustainability into the future, 10 to 20 college students will complete a 400 hour language teaching internship in addition to enrolling in a teaching licensure program in the state of Minnesota.

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $345,363

Grantee: Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Project Description: The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa relies primarily on non-locally produced food despite having access to agricultural land in the region that would allow the tribe to provide healthy foods for the whole community. To address this, their project aims to increase Fond du Lac’s reliance on healthy, locally produced food. They will develop two deep-winter greenhouses focused on extending vegetable yields and utilizing local land as a source for both education and future food producers.

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $280,724

Grantee: Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Project Description: The goal of the Indigi-Baby project is to increase access to health targeted baby food made with traditional Native American heirloom varieties of cultivated and wild harvested foods. Indigi-Baby will also increase knowledge of health benefits of Indigenous foods in the community with a goal to reduce rates of obesity among Native children and obesity-linked diseases that disproportionately affect the Native American Community in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. Building upon a previous project to develop the concept and begin farming and food testing, the current project will scale up the sustainable farm production, diversify the product line up, process and package Indigi-Baby baby food products; and get the project on the shelves of local markets that are accessible to the Twin Cities Native American community.

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $366,930

Grantee: Lower Sioux Community Council
Project Description: The Lower Sioux Indian Community aims to strengthen their capacity for cultural transmission and economic well-being through the Lower Sioux's Intergenerational Cultural Incubator facility. The Intergenerational Cultural Incubator facility will offer courses and workshops focused on traditional art forms including beading and pottery, serving 100 youth and 120 adults in the Lower Sioux community. It will also elevate the entrepreneurial skills of Native artists and youth so that they have the skills to market their work. For members who are ready to launch or expand an arts business, the incubator facility will serve as a venue that offers start-up resources such as production space, coaching, and grants/loans.

  • Location: Morton, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $255,109

Grantee: MIGIZI Communications, Inc. 
Project Description: The Indigenous Pathways to Economic Independence project aims to implement two career pathway projects that prepare 150 American Indian young people (50 per year) for living-wage jobs in Minnesota’s high-growth technology/new media and renewable energy industries through a combination of academic support, pathway-specific training, and paid internships/apprenticeships leading to industry recognized certificates. With the highest drop-out rates and lowest four-year graduation rates of any racial/ethnic group in the city of Minneapolis, American Indian youth are in imminent danger of being “left behind” in the 21st century economy. Targeted youth include 16 and 17 year olds who are at high risk of dropping out of school, youth who have already dropped-out, and youth who possess a high school diploma or GED certificate, but are not pursuing further education and training or working in a career-track job.

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $378,102

Grantee: Prairie Island Indian Community
Project Description: The Prairie Island Indian Community aims to promote recovery among those with opioid use disorder (OUD) and their families through Dakota traditional healing practices. They will work in partnership with other tribes in the Minnesota Dakota Consortium and utilize the Kinship System Circle Model (KSCM) to provide recovery services that support healing for 40 tribal members with opioid use disorder. The KSCM focuses on revitalizing traditional kinship networks to address historical trauma. Services provided will include pre-treatment assessment, counseling and family therapy, and transition into the community after treatment. They will also offer cultural support activities which include regalia making, drumming, beading, sweat lodges, talking circles, and the Sundance. The project will measure sobriety and cultural health with a chemical use assessment tool and a Native Culturally Meaningful Quality of Life Survey.

  • Location: Welch, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $229,637

Grantee: Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Project Description: The Red Lake Farmer Training & Incubation Project will increase access to affordable healthy food for all Red Lake Reservation citizens by increasing the number of farmers and producers supplying healthy locally-grown food to the Red Lake community and developing support systems for distribution. Data collected from Indian Health Services shows diet-related diseases diagnosed at an epidemic proportion on Red Lake Reservation, with 740 people listed on the diabetic registry and one new diabetic added every week. Only two grocery stores and two convenience stores serve the entire Red Lake Reservation. The project will also focus on marketing and instituting policies that support the emerging Red Lake agricultural economy.

  • Location: Redlake, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $381,847

Montana

Grantee: The Chippewa Cree Tribe of The Rocky Boy Reservation
Project Description: The Chippewa Cree Tribe will improve their local economy by developing a sawmill initiative, as set forth in their 2014-2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy as well as their 2009-2023 Forest Management Plan. The initiative will manage a key renewable resource, timber, before the timber suffers additional devastation from the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation that is currently affecting the Ponderosa/Douglas-Fir Pine species. It will also address the lack of employment on the reservation by providing job opportunities to tribal members. This will not only promote economic development, but will also ensure that the resource is available for future generations of Chippewa Cree.

  • Location: Box Elder, MT
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $129,345

Grantee: Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes
Project Description: The Pté (Buffalo) Project seeks to implement community-driven planning and research to formalize plans that will support the development of a meat processing plant on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. They will prepare a culturally-informed comprehensive strategic plan, a sustainability plan to guide continued operations of the plant to provide meat to the local population, and develop marketing and distribution strategies to support the long-term benefits of the first two plans. These plans will support the project goal to establish a meat production facility and distribution market for locally raised and sourced bison to provide the local community with living-wage jobs and a healthy source of culturally appropriate protein. The Fort Peck Tribes experience more than double the poverty rates and almost 50 percent lower the per capita income for the Montana and the US.

  • Location: Poplar, Montana
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2020
  • FY 2019 Award:

New Mexico

Grantee: American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Project Description: The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) will implement a three year project to improve the economic health of tribal communities in southwest Oklahoma. Currently, tribes in southwest Oklahoma face high poverty rates and low educational attainment, leading to unemployment and underemployment. These issues suggest a need for comprehensive financial literacy training amongst Native youth in Oklahoma. In order to address the growing poverty rate in these communities, AISES will provide courses in culturally relevant financial literacy, STEM college and career readiness, and STEM business development.

  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $310,023

Grantee: Dine Anai, Incorporated
Project Description: Diné Ana’í, Inc. will work with the Canoncito Band of Navajo to collect data on the percentage of tribal members residing in the Canoncito Band’s geographical area and analyze the data for purposes of securing federal recognition. The Canoncito Band of Navajo lack the appropriate technology, infrastructure and training to compile and document the information required for seeking federal recognition. Using the genetic pedigree software Progeny, as well as training, household surveying, research and analysis, this project will seek to help the Canoncito Band meet three of the community criteria for federal recognition which focuses on residency, marriage, and language/culture patterns.

  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $389,962

New York

Grantee: Oneida Indian Nation of New York
Project Description: The Oneida Indian Nation proposes to use SEDS funds to support economic development for the Nation by creating infrastructure for new business opportunities and to collaborate with third party businesses to increase revenue from operations conducted on Nation lands. The project will create the Oneida Indian Nation Office of Economic Development and will also launch a small business incubator to provide training and technical assistance to Nation Members who seek to own their own business.

Unique to the project is the recent resolution of longstanding disputes related to gaming, land regulations and taxes. The Nation entered into a comprehensive intergovernmental settlement agreement with the State of New York, Madison County and Oneida County and it became effective in March 2014.

  • Location: Oneida, New York
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $370,623

Northern Mariana Islands

Grantee: Carolinian Affairs Office
Project Description: The goal of this project is to promote and preserve Carolinian traditional knowledge and practices among Carolinian youth and young adults through intergenerational learning approaches. Cultural youth centers will be established as modern utt (Carolinian canoe shed) where Carolinian youth will have the opportunity to learn traditional knowledge and practices provided by cultural experts and Elders. A cultural artifacts display hall will also be established to showcase and support the maintenance of Carolinian culture.

  • Location: Saipan, MP
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $131,114

Grantee: CNMI Public School System
Project Description: CNMI Swimming for All Swimming for Life.

  • Location: Saipan, MP
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $147,755

Grantee: Friends of Mariana Trench Monument
Project Description: Friends of the Mariana Trench will increase natural resource and marine science knowledge among the indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian community of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Currently, CNMI is heavily reliant on marine scientists and resource managers from outside of its indigenous community. Less than 2% of natural resource scientists working in their community are indigenous and less than 0.1% of the total population are employed in science related occupations. By facilitating intergenerational education programs that allow elders to share ocean conservation and stewardship practices with youth as well an Ocean Science Club at CNMI middle schools, indigenous youth will gain traditional knowledge as well as an enhanced scientific aptitude, inspiring youth to pursue STEM careers. Though the project will specifically target 135 6th grade students, as students share their knowledge with their households, extended families and fellow community members, public awareness of ocean conservation and stewardship practices will expand. Ultimately, the project aims to foster a community-wide paradigm shift whereby ocean science and stewardship become a higher priority in the community.

  • Location: Saipan, MP
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2019 - 09/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $250,720

Ohio

Grantee: Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, Inc.
Project Description: The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO) aims to implement a unique American Indian and Alaska Native mobile food vending operation that will allow for individual, family, and community growth. Urban Indians in Ohio have limited access to cultural resources, as NAICCO is the only entity serving the state’s urban Indian population. NAICCO’s mobile food operation will offer a variety of traditional and contemporary intertribal dishes, while providing community members with training in social development, economic development, and cultural preservation. It will be run by 30 American Indian and Alaska Native community members—15 youth, 10 adults and 5 elders.

  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $284,024

Oklahoma

Grantee: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Project Description: The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will establish the ChahtaPreneur Business Center in Durant, OK for underserved small business development clients in Atoka, Bryan, and Choctaw counties. The Center will offer co-working resources such as shared office machines and technology, individual small business counseling, general training on entrepreneurship, and community-building events. The project expects to create a community of 120 Tribal business owners engaged in collaborative strategy to serve 143 ChataPreneurs seeking some level of co-working space for startup or existing business needs, to facilitate the start of 60 new businesses creating 90 new jobs, over the 36-month project period. They will be supported by project staff who implement training based on needs identified by participants.

  • Location: Durant, Oklahoma
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $140,350

Grantee: Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Project Description: The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (ESTO) will implement a Cultural Tourism initiative, which will increase cultural awareness, enhance self-sufficiency, and promote community cooperation by presenting the uniqueness of their Native community. Ottawa County is home to nine Native American tribes, including ESTO, that receive annual visits from thousands of tourists looking for cultural experiences but the local Visitor’s Bureau has no organized resources, events, or comprehensive information to provide from the tribes collectively. ESTO will develop resources that promote travel and tourism to tell the story of Native Americans in northeastern Oklahoma. This entails identifying stories of tribal sites in and around Ottawa County, collecting audio and video recordings of each story, and producing those stories in a live production as well as other media. ESTO will utilize artists and cultural resources to promote economic development, increase livability, and present the uniqueness of Native communities to visitors in northeastern Oklahoma.

  • Location: Wyandotte, Oklahoma
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $157,376

Grantee: Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc.
Project Description: The Indian Health Care Resource Center (IHCRC) of Tulsa will increase access to acute crisis intervention services related to basic needs, behavioral health, and social environments in order to safeguard the health and well-being of Tulsa’s Native American children and families. Currently 20% of IHCRC’s patient community (out of almost 11,000 annually) experience acute crisis situations and 22% of their patient community live below 50% of the federal poverty guidelines. The types of basic needs, behavioral health, and social environment to be addressed by the project includes homelessness, rental assistance, food, healthcare, utilities, medication employment, transportation, clothing, mental health and substance abuse, domestic violence, etc.

  • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $170,535

Grantee: National Indian Woman Health Resource Center
Project Description: The National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center in Oklahoma aims to educate youth ages 11 to 14 on human anatomy and healthy sexuality. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Oklahoma ranked second highest in the nation for underage pregnancy. The Center will work with over 3,000 youth to deliver the “Draw the Line, Respect the Line” curriculum, which empowers youth by providing the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make healthy decisions.

  • Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 – 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $164,923

Grantee: Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc.
Project Description: The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc.'s (ONAC) will expand their Children's Savings Account (CSA), and Family Emergency Savings Account (FESA) Programs by working with several ONAC partners to open and fund a total of 270 CSA's for Native youth, and 240 FESA's for Native families. The CSA accounts are designed to assist parents in saving money for their children's college education and to help families address future emergencies.

  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $100,000

Grantee: Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
Project Description: Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, a federally-recognized tribe in Oklahoma, has an inadequate, unsecured, obsolete Information Technology (IT) infrastructure which impedes the efficient administration of the Tribal Government and the 15 tribal programs that serve over 100 employees and 957 tribal members. The project goal is to enhance Information Technology communication infrastructure to provide high-speed service to improve the efficiency of tribal government administrative activities. This will be achieved by installing fiber optic infrastructure in 5 tribal buildings.

  • Location: Okemah, Oklahoma
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $164,133

Oregon

Grantee: The Klamath Tribes
Project Description: The Klamath Tribes Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) will expand its services by creating a new classroom for 10 tribal children ages 3 to 5 years old. Pre-school aged youth living in Chiloquin and Klamath Falls, Oregon start kindergarten before receiving culturally-focused early childhood education services. This results in lower levels of academic achievement and higher rates of placement in special education services, which is compounded by high rates of poverty. The ECDC will employ a Language Coordinator with expertise in the Klamath language to create culturally-based curriculum, offering pre-K children specialized language training.

  • Location: Chiloquin, Oregon
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $245,398

Grantee: Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Project Description: The goal of the Strengthening Portland's Native Economy project is to develop the Native Business Accelerator and mentorship program to increase the success rate of Native American enterprises, grow the number of Native American-owned business, and build prosperity within Portland's Native American community while preserving cultural traditions. The Native Business Accelerator program will be a one-stop-shop for Native entrepreneurs, providing on-site business and technical assistance, business education, linkage to partners, industry-specific mentorship, access to capital, job creation, cultural development, and network building. The program will supply critical business education and develop long-term powerful relationships between program participants and experienced business mentors as a relational tool for the empowerment of Native American entrepreneurs.

  • Location: Portland, OR
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $141,591

Grantee: Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT)
Project Description: Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT) will implement a small business development program to develop the capacity of individuals in the Warm Springs reservation community to start, expand, and manage businesses, to increase cooperation among businesspeople in the community, and to provide office and retail space for businesspeople. Through the three-year “Warm Springs Small Business Promotion Project,” the WSCAT, in collaboration with tribal, local, and regional partners, seeks to encourage the growth of small business and self-employment on the reservation through direct services to 60 aspiring or current Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs small business owners.

  • Location: Warm Springs, Oregon
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2017 - 9/29/2020
  • FY 2019 Award: $269,089

South Dakota

Grantee: Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.
Project Description: The goal of the project is to address the severe lack of basic personal financial management skills and experience with the financial marketplace which is a major obstacle for Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation residents who are in need of capital and credit to start or grow a business, become a homeowner, or purchase a car. Improve and integrate financial capability services throughout our asset development services with a specific focus on Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) as a pivot point for increasing the likelihood of success for an individual to achieve their financial goal to save for a home, vehicle, and/or small business. In addition, Four Bands Community Fund will redesign their credit builder loan program to incorporate best practices and become more asset focused. By combining knowledge and actual experience in opening bank accounts, saving over time, and building creditworthiness, Reservation families will gain access to safe and affordable financial products to purchase assets such as a home, a vehicle, and/or starting/expanding a business.

  • Location: Eagle Butte, South Dakota
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2019 Award: $222,178

Grantee: Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Project Description: Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce will substantially increase tourism within the Oglala Lakota Nation by creating an Oglala Lakota Living History Village and implementing a sustainable marketing plan for economic development. The Oglala Nation is one of the poorest tribes in the United States and is often bypassed by tourists, who stay on main thoroughfares. To expand and increase the profitability of the Nation’s tourism industry, the Living History Village will feature displays representing different historical periods including 3 tipis, 2 tents, and a log cabin as well as cultural items and art from each period. Village events will include tours by village guides dressed in regalia and a variety of cultural experiences, such as Native food tasting, Indian games and dancing, crafts, and animal care.

  • Location: Kyle, SD
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Rural America Initiatives
Project Description: The Rural America Initiatives’ Wicozani (Good Health and Wellness) project will build resiliency among American Indian Middle School youth in Rapid City Area Schools by helping them learn and live Lakota culture, traditions, and practices. The project goal is to develop and institutionalize a replicable culturally based model for American Indian youth that facilitates wellness, and living Lakota values which in turn reduces the effects of trauma. This is to be achieved by teaching 30 lessons in the Lakota Circles of Hope curriculum and offering Lakota cultural experiences to youth. Three hundred (300) middle school youth and 90 parents will benefit by receiving trauma-informed care, and new suicide prevention and intervention efforts.

  • Location: Rapid City, SD
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2019 Award: $400,000

Washington

Grantee: Lummi Indian Business Council
Project Description: Lummi Nation will develop a Re-Engagement Plan Work Group composed of the directors of Lummi Health, Family Services, Education, Work Force Development, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Programs in order to address gaps in employment, education, housing, and community engagement services. Tribal members experience high rates of drug addiction, homelessness, incarceration, and unemployment. Despite the availability of intervention services, very few tribal members utilize them. The project will incorporate four Peer Counselors to assist individuals ages 16 to 35 in developing and tracking an intervention plan through a Coastal Salish cultural lens. Adults will attend classes 4 nights a week. These classes will support participants in the development of their educational, financial, and career skills. Youth will be provided similar services through a case management system. Each month, the participants will participate in a cultural workshop centered on Lummi basket weaving, stories, songs, and waterways among others. Lummi Nation plans to enroll 40 youth and 35 adults for a total of 75 participants that will complete their Re-engagement program.

  • Location: Bellingham, WA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $355,308

Wisconsin

Grantee: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Project Description: Member tribes of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commissioner (GLIFWC) are limited in the use of treaty harvested fish, game, and plants procured from tribal harvesters within their tribal programs, especially programs serving tribal youth and elders, as there are currently no tribally established traditional food safety standards or regulatory systems. The project's goal is to expand the utilization of treaty harvested fish, game, and plants for food in tribal communities through the establishment of a Traditional Food Regulatory System by increasing tribal self-regulatory capacity and sovereign control over activities governing the use of treaty resources. The GLIFWC Chippewa Ceded Territory Traditional Food Regulatory System Project will provide the necessary scientific (Traditional Food Contaminant and Food Safety report and Addendum) and legal foundation (Model Food Code chapters for traditional foods) for GLIFWC member tribal communities to establish a Traditional Food Regulatory System capable of expanding the utilization of traditional foods in their 11 communities.

  • Location: Odanah, Wisconsin
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2017 – 9/29/2020
  • FY 2019 Award: $227,534

Grantee: Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Project Description: The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin 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 (AODA) counselors through an academic program at the College of the Menominee Nation. According to the state of Wisconsin, Menominee County has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids. At the end of the 3-year project period, the four students will become state certified to serve as counselors throughout the Menominee community and assist in combating opiate addiction by providing a continuum of care.

  • Location: Keshena, Wisconsin
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $240,527

Grantee: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Project Description: The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians aims to expand its community food system in an ecologically and financially sustainable manner by maximizing the utilization of treaty harvested fish, fish compost, and locally grown Mino Bimaadiziiwin farm products to benefit current and future generations of the Tribe. While rich in natural resources, the Red Cliff Reservation is the smallest and poorest reservation in Wisconsin. This project will allow the tribe to capitalize on its commercial fishing industry. Through the expansion of the community food system, the Tribe will work to increase the production of fish based products annually, the use of fish compost, and the amount of healthy food purchases made by tribal members.

  • Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $388,268
Last Reviewed: March 9, 2020