NOPC #6 and #7 Changes to SEDS and SEDS AK FOAs

March 25, 2021
6. Changes to the SEDS-FOA—Priorities and bonus points—Sections 803 and 803B of NAPA, 42 U.S.C. 2991b; 2991b-2. As previously mentioned, recently passed legislation requires ANA to prioritize applications seeking assistance for the following: (1) The development of a tribal code or courts system for purposes of economic development, including commercial codes, training for court personnel, and the development of nonprofit subsidiaries or other tribal business structures; (2) the development of a native community development financial institution, including training and administrative expenses; (3) the development of a tribal master plan for community and economic development and infrastructure. The new economic development legislative priorities will be incorporated into the new program areas of interest for the SEDS FOA. Ten bonus points will be awarded to applications that address one or more of these priority areas. Applications that Start Printed Page 10285propose a legislative priority project should include the priority area(s) in the project goal, all objectives and indicators as reflected in the project's framework, project approach, Objective Work Plan and Outcome Tracker. Reviewers should provide 10 points if all elements are included in the application to address one or more of the economic development priority areas. In addition, during tribal consultation, additional social development priorities areas were identified by Native communities to potentially fund through the SEDS program. Therefore,5 bonus points will be awarded to applications that address one or more of the following Native community priority areas: Native Veterans, Missing and Murdered Native Americans(MMNA), or Emergency Preparedness and Response. Applications that address one of more of these priorities areas should include the priority area in the project goal, all objectives, indicator(s), and target population(either as participants or beneficiaries). Reviewers should provide 5 points in fall elements are included in the application to address one or more priority areas. Since social and economic development projects have different project goals, no application will be eligible to receive both sets of bonus points. In addition, the SEDS program areas of interest will be expanded to include MMNA and Anti-Human Trafficking.7. Changes to SEDS-AK FOA—Section 803 of NAPA, 42 U.S.C. 2991b. ANA will also incorporate the new legislative economic development priorities into the SEDS-AK FOA. Therefore, new program areas of interest for SEDS-AK will include the following: (1) The development of a Tribal code or court system for purposes of economic development, including commercial codes, training for court personnel, and the development of nonprofit subsidiaries or other tribal business structures; (2) the development of native community development financial institutions, including training and administrative expenses; (3) the development of a tribal master plans for community and economic development and infrastructure. Therefore, 10 bonus points will be awarded to applications that address one or more of these priority areas. Applications that propose a legislative priority project should have it included in the project goal, all objectives and indicators as reflected in the project'sframework, the project approach, and the Objective Work Plan and Outcome Tracker. Reviewers should provide 10 points if all elements are included in the application to address one or more of the economic development priority areas. In addition, ANA plans to modify the description of the program purpose for the SEDS-AK FOA to provide a competitive advantage for smaller Alaska Native villages or organizations that have never received ANA funding. Therefore, the FOA will state that reviewers should award 5 bonus points in the scoring criteria if an eligible entity has never received an ANA award. ANA staff will confirm during the objective review process if an applicant organization for SEDS-AK has received a past ANA award.

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