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GENERAL MEMORANDUM 11-016

GENERAL MEMORANDUM 11-016
Administration for Native Americans FY 2011 Grants

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) has issued a solicitation for grant applications for the following programs. Note that the Native Language application deadline is earlier than the other two programs.

1. NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANCE – ESTHER MARTINEZ INITIATIVE (CFDA # 93.587).

An estimated $2 million will be available for approximately eight grant awards. Funding ranges from $100,000 to $300,000 per budget period for a three-year grant period. The project start date is August 1, 2011. Applicants must include a detailed description of the current status of the Native language addressed in the project (from data collected within the preceding 36 months), and of any existing native language programs, or barriers and circumstances which prevented a Native language program from being established. Applications may be submitted in one of the following categories:
Language Nest Projects – programs that provide instruction and child care through the use of a Native language and ensure the Native language is the primary method of instruction.

Language Survival School Projects – programs that work toward the goal of all students achieving Native language fluency and academic proficiency. Applications must include a certification that the applicant has a minimum of three years experience in operating and administering a Native American Language Nest, Native American Language Survival School or any other educational program where instruction is done in a Native language.

Language Restoration Programs – programs that provide instruction in at least one Native language and work toward increasing proficiency and fluency in that language.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 8, 2011. Complete information about the Esther Martinez Initiative grant program may be downloaded at:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ANA-NL-0140.

2. NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANCE (CFDA #93.587).

An estimated $3.9 million available for approximately 14 grant awards. Funding ranges from $100,000 to $300,000 per budget period for a three-year grant period. The project start date is August 1, 2011. Applicants must include a detailed description of the current status of the Native language addressed in the project (from data collected within the preceding 36 months), and of any existing Native language programs, or barriers and circumstances which prevented a Native language program from being established. ANA has identified areas of particular interest with regard to this grant. The list, however, is not exclusive.

  • Collecting, compiling, analyzing, and organizing data in order to have a current description of the community's Native American language status
  • Facilitating and encouraging intergenerational teaching of Native American language skills
  • Planning and implementing an immersion, master/apprentice, or distance learning model
  • Training and certifying teachers, interpreters, or translators in a Native American language
  • Developing, printing, and disseminating materials to be used for the teaching and enhancement of a Native American language
  • Participating, distributing, or participating in television, radio, or other media forms to broadcast Native American languages
  • Compiling, transcribing, and analyzing oral testimony to create resources that support the preservation of Native American languages

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 8, 2011. Complete information about the NA Language Preservation and Maintenance grant program may be downloaded at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ANA-NL-0139.

3. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES (SEDS) (CFDA #93.612).

An estimated $7.85 million will be available for approximately 36 grant awards. Funding ranges from $50,000 to $400,000 per budget period; with grant periods of 12, 24 or 36 months. For this competition, there are two award levels so the competition will be among projects of similar scale: Funding Level I will be $50,000-$149,999; Funding Level II will be $150,000-$400,000. The SEDS program focus is the promotion of economic and social self-sufficiency of Native American communities. The emphasis in this grant cycle is described as "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 Americans." The ANA has identified areas of particular interest with regard to this grant. The list, however, is not exclusive.

Social Development – includes human services; asset-building; early childhood development; youth development; community living; nutrition and fitness; community health; arts and culture; safety and security; and strengthening families
Economic Development – includes economic stability; economic competitiveness; agriculture; infrastructure; emergency preparedness; subsistence; commercial trade
Federal Recognition – one-time support during any stage of the process.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on April 1, 2011. Complete information about the SEDS grant program may be downloaded at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ANA-NA-0143.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY ENHANCEMENT (CFDA #93.581).

An estimated $750,000 will be available for approximately five grant awards. Funding ranges from $100,000 to $300,000 per budget period; with grant periods of 12, 24 or 36 months. This program supports projects focused on the development, enforcement, and monitoring of environmental quality and regulatory programs of tribes and Alaska Native villages. For FY 2011, the ANA has identified the following (non-exclusive) program areas and project types of interest: data collection; code development; program capacity; personnel capacity; education; and new technology promotion.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on April 1, 2011. Complete information about the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement grant program may be downloaded at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ANA-NR-0142.

Additional information on pre-application training is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana/tech_assistance/applicant_tta.html.

Please let us know if we may provide additional information or assistance regarding the FY 2011 ANA funding opportunities reported on in this Memorandum.

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Inquiries may be directed to:
Marie Osceola-Branch (mosceola-branch@hobbsstraus.com)

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