The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families recently awarded 40 grant projects, totaling $11,237,594 to help strengthen Native communities throughout the United States.
ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community-based projects as well as training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and Native organizations. Funding through the Social and Economic Strategies (SEDS), Social and Economic Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK), and the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) grants will assist Native governments and organizations with planning, developing and implementing projects that preserve Native culture and ceremonies, support economic development, utilize traditional practices to safeguard the land, water and air environments within and around Native communities, and strengthen inter-generational activities between elders and youth. These grant projects, which have a project period between one to three years, support ANA’s mission to promote self-sufficiency and encourage communities to move toward social and economic well-being.
“ANA is proud to announce these new awards and partnerships designed to grow local economies,” said Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner of ANA. “The recipients have made it through a competitive selection process, and we are excited to see these projects implemented.”
Each grant recipient proposed projects based on needs identified by their community. One such example is the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. According to the State of Wisconsin, Menominee County has the highest three-year rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids. Using ANA funds, the Tribe 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 Counselors. These counselors will assist in combating opiate addiction and overdoses through a culture-based continuum of care.
The recently awarded tribes and native organizations highlighted below will work to establish programs that strengthen Native heritage, increase capacity building and support Native professional retention. Most grants will be for a three-year project period and will range from $100,000 - $400,000. ANA is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of 2019 grants.
The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska 2019 grant:
The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Social and Economic Development Strategies 2019 grant:
The following Native American governments and organizations are recipients of the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement 2019 grant:
To review the complete listing of Administration for Native Americans grants, visit: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ana/current-grantees.
“ANA is proud to announce these new awards and partnerships designed to grow local economies. The recipients have made it through a competitive selection process, and we are excited to see these projects implemented.”