Grants

Social & Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

Forecasted Deadline: May 22, 2017

The SEDS program supports the principle that social and economic development are inter-related and essential for the development of healthy, self-sufficient Native American communities. ANA emphasizes social and economic development projects that promote the establishment and maintenance of diversified local economies, the preservation of Native American cultures, and programs and services that safeguard the health and well-being of Native Pacific Islanders and Native Americans.

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Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)

Forecasted Deadline: May 22, 2017

The purpose of Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (Native Youth I-LEAD) is to support local community projects that foster Native youth resiliency, and to empower Native youth across four broad domains of activity: (1) Native youth leading (leadership development), (2) Native youth connection (building positive identity, community connection, and social-emotional health), (3) Native youth learning (educational success), and (4) Native youth working (workforce readiness). These domains, combined with promotion of the role of supportive adults, form a framework for inter-related strategies that support capacity building, inter-generational engagement and understandings, and the empowerment and self-development of Native youth.

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Native Languages Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Forecasted Deadline: May 22, 2017

The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program supports the revitalization of Native American languages to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of these languages and the cultures of native peoples for future generations.

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Native Languages - Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)

Forecasted Deadline: May 22, 2017

The Esther Martinez Initiative supports the development of self-determining, healthy, culturally and linguistically vibrant, self-sufficient Native Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, and Native American communities.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement is focused on community-driven projects designed to revitalize the native American languages to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of these languages and the culture of Native peoples for future generations. Immersion and Restoration grant funding is awarded in according with the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006The initiative provides funding to support three-year projects being implemented by Native American Language Nests, Survival Schools, and Restoration Programs (i.e. full immersion).

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Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

Will likely not be offered in 2017

One of ANA’s primary goals is to promote economic self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa Natives.  In pursuit of this goal, ANA launched a special funding initiative under the Social and Economic Development Strategies grant competition in fiscal year 2013: Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies, or SEEDS.

Four priorities that ANA promotes through the SEEDS initiative are: 1) the creation of sustainable employment opportunities; 2) the provision of professional training and skill development to increase participants’ employability and earning potential; 3) the creation and development of small businesses and entrepreneurial activities, and; 4) a demonstrated strategy for and commitment to keeping jobs and revenue generated by project activities within the Native communities being served.

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