Program Description

ANA has identified the following program areas of interest for the SEDS-AK funding opportunity announcement (FOA), however funding is not restricted to the areas listed below: (a) Governance: Governance is defined as increasing the ability of tribal and Alaska Native Village governments to exercise local control and decision-making, and to develop and enforce laws, regulations, codes, and policies that reflect and promote the interests of community members. ANA recognizes the structure of governance that controls Native lands and communities in Alaska is more complex than in the lower 48 states. With some exceptions, most tribes in the lower 48 states escape the complicated jurisdictional and administrative situation that prevails in rural Alaska, where powers over lands, other resources, and relevant governmental programs are fragmented and widely dispersed among tribes, corporations, municipalities, governmental agencies, and other bodies. Examples of Alaska-Specific program areas of interest are:

  1. Administrative and program management capacity building
  2. Governmental administration
  3. Comprehensive strategies
  4. Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Recovery/Disaster Preparedness
  5. Adaptation and mitigation of impacts of climate change
  6. Technology infrastructure

(b) Economic Development: Projects that support the creation of sustainable local economies and promote self-sufficiency. Examples of Alaska-Specific program areas of interest are:

  1. Economic stability
  2. Energy-related activities
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Subsistence

(c) Social Development: Projects that develop and implement culturally appropriate strategies to meet the social service needs of Alaska Natives. Examples of Alaska-Specific program areas of interest are:

  1. Community living
  2. Early childhood education and development
  3. Youth development
  4. Community Health
  5. Arts and culture
  6. Rescue archaeology
  7. Organizational Development
  8. Nutrition and Fitness
  9. Strengthening Families
  10. Responsible Fatherhood
  11. Suicide Prevention
  12. Human Trafficking

General Program Requirements

Applicants eligible under the SEDS-AK FOA are federally recognized Indian tribes in Alaska; Alaska Native Villages as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA) and/or nonprofit Village consortia; incorporated nonprofit Alaska Native multi-purpose community-based organizations; Nonprofit Alaska Native Regional Corporations in Alaska with village-specific projects; and nonprofit Native organizations in Alaska with Village specific projects.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

ACF requires electronic submission of applications at Paper applications received from applicants that have not been approved for an exemption from required electronic submission will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Applicants that do not have an Internet connection or sufficient computing capacity to upload large documents to the Internet may contact ACF for an exemption that will allow the applicant to submit applications in paper format. Information and the requirements for requesting an exemption from required electronic application submission may be requested by phone, mail, or e-mail at:

ANA Help Desk
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Administration for Native Americans
330 C St
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (877) 922-9262
Fax: (202) 690-7441

Program Contact Information

Carmelia Strickland

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.612
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram Only for Tribes/Native Organizations
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Length of Program1-3 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesYes
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Tribes Funded by this Program6

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