2020 Funding Opportunity Announcements

Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Deadline: 07/01/2020

This FOA has been modified. ANA is modifying this FOA in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in order to allow potential applicants additional time to submit an application for financial assistance and modify the budget period. ANA usually follows notice and comment requirements for changes in policies and interpretive rules through the Federal Register.  However, ANA is exercising the exception allowed in statute that when ANA has good cause, such as the need to respond to the unanticipated impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, such a requirement would make the notice and public procedure thereon impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) (cited in 814 of NAPA).  In Section IV.4. Submission Dates and Times, the application due date has been updated to extend the deadline for an additional 30 days for all applicants.  In addition, changes to the budget period have been made in Section II. Federal Award Information and Section IV.2. Objective Work Plan and Project Budget and Budget Justification, and V.1. Criteria.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance program.

The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community’s language preservation goals. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

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Social and Economic Development Strategies - Growing Organizations (GO)

Deadline: 07/13/2020

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of funds for a new program titled Social and Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO). This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is focused on assisting Growing Organizations in reaching their full potential as highly functioning entities able to effectively serve their Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders. The SEDS-GO is a funding opportunity that has the flexibility for a three year project period with an award ceiling of $200,000 per budget period. Although it is not required to have a three year project, the funding opportunity will allow the flexibility for one year of planning and two years of project implementation.

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Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

Deadline: 07/15/2020

This FOA has been modified. ANA is modifying this FOA in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in order to allow potential applicants additional time to submit an application for financial assistance. ANA usually follows notice and comment requirements for changes in policies and interpretive rules through the Federal Register.  However, ANA is exercising the exception allowed in statute that when ANA has good cause such as the need to respond to the unanticipated impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, such a requirement would make the notice and public procedure thereon impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) (cited in 814 of NAPA).  In Section IV.4. Submission Dates and Times, the application due date has been updated to extend the deadline for an additional 30 days for all applicants.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program.

This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.  Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

 

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Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

Deadline: 07/01/2020

This FOA has been modified. The application due date has been updated for Fiscal Year 2019. In addition, clarifications have been made in the following sections: Section III.3. Other, ANA Disqualification FactorsSection IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission, The Project DescriptionSection IV.4. Submission Dates and Times; and Section V.1. Criteria.

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2019 funds for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) program.

EMI provides funding for community-based projects that ensure continuing vitality of Native languages through immersion-based instruction. Programs funded under the EMI funding opportunity announcement must meet the requirements for either a Native American Language Nest, or a Native American Survival School. As defined by Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act (42 U.S.C. 2991b-3(b)(7). Pub. L. 109-394), Language Nests are “site-based educational programs that provide child care and instruction in a Native American language for at least 10 children under the age of seven for an average of at least 500 hours per child,” and Native American Survival Schools are “site based educational programs for school-aged students that provide at least 500 hours per year per student of Native American language instruction to at least 15 students”.

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Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Deadline: 07/01/2020

This FOA has been modified. ANA is modifying this FOA in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in order to allow potential applicants additional time to submit an application for financial assistance. ANA usually follows notice and comment requirements for changes in policies and interpretive rules through the Federal Register.  However, ANA is exercising the exception allowed in statute that when ANA has good cause such as the need to respond to the unanticipated impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, such a requirement would make the notice and public procedure thereon impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) (cited in 814 of NAPA).  In Section IV.4. Submission Dates and Times, the application due date has been updated to extend the deadline for an additional 30 days for all applicants.

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2020 funds for community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) program. The ERE program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws.

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