A Resource of the Administration for Native Americans

ANA Programs & Funding

ANA Programs and Funding

ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.

Social & Economic Development (SEDS)

The Social & Economical Development (SEDS) program promotes economic and social self-sufficiency for Native American communities by developing culturally appropriate social services, fostering sustainable local economies, and enhancing local governance and decision-making capabilities. It aims to improve social service needs and economic independence.

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Alaska SEDS

Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK) is designed to provide targeted support for Village-specific projects to improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska Native Village governments, governments that are central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska. This program promotes economic and social self-sufficiency and is intended to respond to the unique governmental structures in Alaska.

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Native Languages Preservation & Maintenance

The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M) program funds projects to assess, plan, restore, and implement native language curricula to support community language preservation goals. It aims to ensure the survival and vitality of Native American languages, benefiting American Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

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Esther Martinez Immersion

The purpose of the Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) program is to provide financial assistance to community-driven projects, for up to 5 years, which are designed to preserve Native American languages through Native American language nests and Native American survival schools.

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Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

ANA’s Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) grants help tribes develop the legal, technical, and organizational capacities needed to protect their natural environments and improve their ability to regulate environmental quality in a culturally consistent manner.

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American Rescue Plan (ARP)

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides support to communities affected by COVID-19. ARP has allowed us to meet the needs of Native American children, families, and communities, and helps build a stronghold for future generations. To address systemic inequities, ARP strives to cut child poverty in half and funding essential services such as child care, Head Start, preventative child welfare interventions, family violence prevention, energy assistance, and short-term pandemic emergency assistance.

Through ARP, 38 projects were funded in Alaska, serving a total of 58 Alaska Native tribes.

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