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Active Grants in Social and Economic Development Strategies

Published: November 15, 2018
Audience:
Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Topics:
Economic Development
Types:
Informational Sheet

Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
 

Alaska Region
 

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Award: $250,355

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 2018 Award: $371,377

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 2018 Award: $358,705

Eastern Region
Florida 

Grantee: Muscogee Nation of Florida
Project Description: The Muscogee Nation Micro Farm and Land Development Project is a 3-year project to create an economic infrastructure for the Tribal Government of Muscogee Nation of Florida. Nine acres of property will be developed as an Agri-tourism business that contains a heritage site Tribal Council House dating back to 1880, and an ecotourism Micro Farm with a learning path, greenhouses and aqua farming. The project will create a 2800 feet walkway that circles the Tribe's cypress pond, crosses the utilized property and is guided by educational signs that identifies indigenous trees and plants, along with their traditional uses by Muscogee (Creek) people that live in the Northwest Florida Coastal Area.

  • Location: Ponce de Leon, FL
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $192,095

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 2018 Award: $314,140

Michigan

Grantee: Bay Mills Community College
Project Description: The Bay Mills Community College proposes to be the first and only tribal college in the country to offer an entirely on-line Early Childhood Education Baccalaureate program, serving Native communities across the country.

  • Location: Brimley, MI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $104,762

Grantee: Hannahville Indian Community
Project Description: Establishing a sustainable, youth run, greenhouse and aquaponics facility to produce healthy, locally grown food, and agricultural production training opportunities for young people on the Hannahville reservation.

  • Location: Wilson, MI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $157,341

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 2018 Award: $99,844

Minnesota

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 2018 Award: $366,930

Grantee: Minneapolis American Indian Center
Project Description: The overall goal of the MAIC Native FAN Project is to reduce rates of obesity and obesity-linked diseases that disproportionately affect American Indians living in the Minneapolis community.  The goal of addressing the high rates of obesity will be accomplished by promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition, and health screening among American Indian community members, and by providing education and support for preventing and managing chronic diseases.  The emphasis is on culturally supportive and fun activities for community members of all ages that will teach, reinforce and support lifestyle changes.

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2018
  • FY 2017 Award: $366,396

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 2018 Award: $370,358

New York

Grantee: Native American Community Services
Project Description: The Native American Community Services (NACS) have identified a loss of connection between the community members and the cultural traditions in the urban areas of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The project targets this population to foster self-sufficiency and cultural wellness by focusing on financial education and asset building with cultural teaching and tradition as the main component. The participants will examine how it correlates to their current and future economic status, while establishing working relationships with participating organizations to ensure, that the poverty level decreases, and self-sufficiency, increases.

  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $127,500

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 2018 Award: $397,987

North Carolina

Grantee: Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe
Project Description: To develop a comprehensive draft petition for federal acknowledgment in 36 months. This will be accomplished by conducting archival research at five locations in North Carolina, one in Virginia, one in Pennsylvania, and one in New York. The post-grant goal is to successfully submit the petition and receive recognition in order to obtain access to socioeconomic resources currently restricted to the tribe.

  • Location: Hollister, NC
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $252,038

Ohio

Grantee: Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, Inc.
Project Description: The goal of the project is to increase the sense of community and cultural identity amongst Central Ohio's AI/AN community members by providing an authentic AI/AN cultural experience and traditional programs and services at the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio.

  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $225,211

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 2018 Award: $150,598

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 2018 Award: $152,090

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 2018 Award: $156,628

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 2018 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 2018 Award: $225,905

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 2018 Award: $215,201

Grantee: Little Wound School
Project Description: The 36 month project goal is to reduce levels of completed suicide by 25-40%, suicide attempts by 55-60% and suicidal ideation by 35-55%; and build sustainable capacity to maintain these gains after the project ends. The intended beneficiaries are 3,153 students (aged 5 - 18) and 625 school staff (teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff) at seven K-12 schools. This will be accomplished by shifting intervention from the crisis treatment model currently employed via medical centers to a Mind-Body Medicine model (self-care and group support) designed to address emotional stress caused by psychological and physiological factors.

  • Location: Kyle, SD
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $399,997

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 2018 Award: $399,998

Virginia

Grantee: Pamunkey Tribe
Project Description: The Pamunkey Indian Tribe Capacity Building Project seeks to mobilize the Tribal Government, the valued Tribal Institutions they manage, and the Tribal Membership in order to increase the administrative capacity of the Pamunkey Indian Tribal Government sufficient to consistently and continually sustain community programming in regards to six Key Program Areas, including: General Governance and Administration, Cultural Resource Management, Natural Resource Management, Economic Development, Public Health and Safety, and Education.

  • Location: King William, VA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $359,791

Wisconsin

Grantee: Forest County Potawatomi Community
Project Description: The project seeks to reduce truancy and the number of students with a GPA score below 2.99 among youth aged 13-18. This will be accomplished by implementing a visual media program based on a peer-reviewed youth health publication focused on positive youth development. The program will increase the number of participants each year, beginning with 10 in Year 1 and capping at 20 in Year 3.

  • Location: Crandon, WI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $109,480

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: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2018 Award: $257,705

Pacific Region

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 2018 Award: $285,361

Hawai'i

Grantee: Aha Kane - Foundation for the Advancement of Native Hawaiian
Project Description:  This project will address the socio-cultural disconnectedness and increased health risks via re-building of intergenerational traditions of Kane in the Hale Mua (or, "Men's House").

  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $399,328

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: 09/30/18 – 09/29/21
  • FY 2018 Award: $381,844

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 2018 Award: $213,714

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 2018 Award: $243,958

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 2018 Award: $389,410

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 2018 Award: $343,560

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: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2018 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Na Kalai Waa
Project Description: Project Hanauna Ola:  Sustaining the Generations Through Voyaging was envisioned to restore and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural knowledge and practices that support our physical, spiritual, and psychological health and well-being through restoration of traditional voyaging. Voyaging demands physical fitness, rewards participants by providing spiritual nourishment through observation and intimate interaction with the elements, and improves psychological fitness through information processing, development of decision-making skills, strengthening of pride and forging of leadership qualities.

  • Location: Kamuela, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $388,328

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 2018 Award: $400,000

Northern Mariana Islands

Grantee: 500 Sails
Project Description: To improve the health status of the Chamorro and Carolinian population through the establishment of a canoe house on Saipan where indigenous participants will gather to help each other build, sail, maintain and learn about traditional Chamorro and Carolinian proas.

  • Location: Saipan, MP
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2017 Award: $190,078

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 2018 Award: $129,734

Western Region
 

Arizona

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 2018 Award: $298,893

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 2018 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 2018 Award: $183,949

California

Grantee: Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians
Project Description: Big Sandy Rancheria, a 500+member federally-recognized Indian tribe located in Central California will implement the Big Sandy Health and Wellness Project aimed at addressing alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes amongst tribal members while increasing employment opportunities for tribal members. Big Sandy Rancheria seeks to address these challenges by undertaking the following activities: Build a community garden that will provide healthy produce for 60 tribal members for 9 months each year, provide an on-the-job training opportunity in agricultural careers, and potentially provide extra produce to sell as a revenue-generator for tribal programs; teach nutrition/ cooking classes twice a month to help 50 participants understand how to prepare affordable, healthy meals using fresh produce; provide access to fitness equipment and weekly fitness classes for 25 participants and  weekly group sports clinics/games for 50 project participants.

  • Location: Auberry, California
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2017 Award: $198,078.52

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 2018 Award: $147,079

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: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20
  • FY 2018 Award: $399,798

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 2018 Award: $349,227

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Award: $256,643

Idaho

Grantee: Nez Perce Tribe
Project Description: The Nez Perce Youth Mentoring Program is a collaborative effort between the Nez Perce Education Department, Strong Alliance, Trylon Associates and four schools on the Nez Perce reservation (Clearwater Valley, Kamiah, Lapwai, Orofino).  The program seeks to improve the high school graduation rate of Native American male youth, ages 12-18 residing on the Nez Perce reservation in north central Idaho, through the development and implementation of a college and career readiness mentoring program.

  • Location: Lapwai, ID
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $257,000

Montana

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 2018 Award: $100,016

Grantee: NACDC Financial Services, Inc.
Project Description: Build the capacity of 240 community members in four of Montana's reservations (Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Blackfeet, & Fort Belknap) to access financial capability training and capital, thus improving their credit score and business skills. This will be accomplished by hosting 24 Adult Financial Literacy & Credit Management trainings. Additionally, 710 people will receive 24 small business plan trainings and 9 Native Artist Professional Development trainings over three years; of these 34 people will either seek lending capital for business development or referred to the credit building program.

  • Location: Browning, MT
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $123,344

Oregon

Grantee: Coquille Tribe
Project Description: The goal of the project is to enhance the Tribe's Land Use Planning and GIS Management capabilities. This will also allow it to develop a comprehensive land use plan, institute location-specific plans that optimize resources while protecting cultural and environmental sites, and more strategically target their land acquisition efforts.

  • Location: North Bend, OR
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $280,257

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 2018 Award: $139,280

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: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20
  • FY 2018 Award: $266,334

Grantee: Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
Project Description: The project will produce and implement a five-year workforce development plan to meet the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation's employment and retention needs, especially at the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. This will be accomplished by using the Malcolm Baldrige Excellence Builder program. The project will train 20 community member-tribal employees to take on senior management positions while meeting Center for Medicare Services standards.

  • Location: Pendleton, OR
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $169,066

Washington

Grantee: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Project Description: The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Housing Solutions project will identify criteria, opportunities, challenges, and strategies for developing affordable, safe and sanitary housing for four target populations to be served by the Tribe. The four populations identified are: Emergent/transitional/unsheltered; low-moderate income; elders/disabled; and workforce. A community-based process will be utilized to inform the planning and design will determine the housing preferences of the target populations, including design configurations, locations, amenities, and ownership. Current demand for housing in the service area exceeds the quantity of available affordable housing and the demand is expected to increase over the next few years by 20%. 

  • Location: Sequim, WA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $112,352

Grantee: Quinault Indian Nation
Project Description: The Village of Taholah, the primary population center, social center, economic center, and government center of the Quinault Indian Nation is threatened by tsunamis, and the combined risks of storm surges, storm water inundation, and riverine flooding. The project will develop an infrastructure and residential development improvement plan and final plat map for the Northeast Neighborhood of the Taholah Village Relocation effort. These plans will be based on the findings of the Taholah Village Relocation Master Plan to produce final construction plans and cost estimates for relocation of village residents, communal, and cultural sites out of the tsunami zone.

  • Location: Taholah, Washington
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/19
  • FY 2017 Award: $289,712
Last Reviewed: December 3, 2018