Grant Details

Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK) (Alaska) - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
CFDA: 93.612
Federal FON: HHS-2024-ACF-ANA-NK-0051
Office: Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 05/20/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: 03/19/2024
Match Required: Yes
Match Type: Cash/In-Kind
Actual Funds: $1,000,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $100,000 (Min)
Number of Awards: 2 (Estimated)

The purpose of this program is to promote the social and economic independence of Native American communities through support of village-specific projects that improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska Native tribal governments. Supported projects should focus on the following connected concepts that form a foundation for sovereignty and self-determination:

  • Social development that supports programs and services that safeguard the health, well-being, and culture of Alaska Native peoples
  • Economic development that supports the development of stable, diversified local economies that provide jobs and business opportunities that promote economic well-being in Alaska Native communities
  • Governance that assists tribes, Native organizations, and Alaska Native tribal governments to increase their ability to enhance administrative infrastructure and capacity to develop and enforce laws, regulations, codes, and policies that benefit the community

Supported projects should incorporate Indigenous knowledge.

Priority will be given to projects that seek to develop 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
  • Native community development financial institution, including training and administrative expenses
  • Tribal master plan for community and economic development and infrastructure

An optional, on-demand webinar is expected to be posted for this program. Refer to the Application section for additional information.

Eligibility is limited to applicants in Alaska.

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes in Alaska
  • Alaska Native Villages
  • Nonprofit village consortia
  • Nonprofit Native organizations in Alaska with village-specific projects
  • Incorporated nonprofit Alaska Native multipurpose community-based organizations
  • Urban Indian centers in Alaska
  • Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in Alaska
  • Incorporated, nonprofit Alaska Native, and multipurpose community-based organizations
  • Nonprofit Alaska Native regional corporations/associations in Alaska with village-specific projects
  • Nonprofit Alaska Native community entities or tribal governing bodies
  • Faith-based and community organizations in Alaska

Eligibility is limited to applicants in Alaska.

To be eligible, organizations that are not a federally or state-recognized tribe, Alaska Native tribal government, or public government agency must provide documentation that a majority of the applicant's board members are representative of the Native American communities served by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA).

Projects from a consortia of tribes must include documentation from each participating consortium member specifying their role and support. Projects from consortia must have goals and objectives that will encompass the participating communities.

The funding agency may prioritize funding to community-based Native American organizations serving their local communities and populations. Non-local, national, or regional organization proposing a project to serve multiple communities, or to be performed in a different geographic location, must meet the requirements on pages 37-38 of the NOFA file.

Applicants may have only one current active ANA award under the Assistance Listing Number 93.612.

Sole proprietorships are not eligible to apply.

Previous award recipients include:

  • Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission
  • Aleut Community of St. Paul Island
  • Bristol Bay Native Association, Inc.
  • Ilisagvik College
  • Yakutat Tlingit Tribe

Refer to the Award file for additional information on previous award recipients.

Eligible Applicants:
Native American Tribe
Non Profits
Tribal Organizations/Institutions
Application Notes:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 20, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • SF 424A
  • Key contacts
  • lobbying form
  • Project/performance site location(s)
  • Objective work plan
  • SF LLL (if applicable)
  • Objective work plan
  • Maintenance of effort certification
  • Table of contents
  • Project narrative
  • Organizational capacity
  • Budget and budget narrative
  • Indirect cost agreement ( if applicable)
  • Proof of nonprofit status (if applicable)
  • Governing body documentation
  • Assurance of community representation on board of directors (if applicable)
  • Letters of support
  • Maintenance of effort certification
  • Cost-sharing waiver request (if applicable)
  • Other attachments

Applications are limited to 100 pages in length, excluding the components indicated on page 44 of the NOFA file. Application materials must be formatted on standard-sided pages with one-inch margins, which should preferably be numbered. Applications must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, excluding footnotes, which may be in 10-point Times New Roman font.

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at

An optional, on-demand pre-application webinar is expected to become available online at

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Project narrative (75 points)
  • Organizational capacity (15 points)
  • Budget and budget narrative (10 points)

Refer to the NOFA file for additional application information.

Match Required: Yes
Match Type: Cash/In-Kind
Actual Funds: $1,000,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $100,000 (Min)
Number of Awards: 2 (Estimated)
Match Notes:

In general, applicants must provide at least 20 percent of the total project costs via cash or in-kind contributions.

Applicants must follow through on the amount of cost share indicated in the application even when more funds than required are promised.

Applicants meeting the requirements of 45 CFR §1336.50(b)(3) may request a waiver of the match requirement.

Funding Notes:

An estimated $1 million is available to support an expected two awards of at least $100,000. Award maximums will be dependent on the project and budget period as follows:

  • Projects with a 12-month period: awards of up to $300,000
  • Projects with a 24-month period: awards of up to $600,000
  • Projects with a 36-month period: awards of up to $900,000

The maximum amount of federal funding a recipient can spend each year is $300,000; however, recipients are not required to spend the same amount each year.

The expected project award and start date is September 30, 2024. Project periods may last 12, 24, or 36 months. The budget period for this program begins on September 30 and ends on September 29 for each year of the project.

Applicants must budget for the costs of two people to attend post-award training for two days during the first year of  the award. The post-award training is usually held in Anchorage. In addition, applicants must budget for two people to attend the annual recipient meeting each project year, which is usually held in Washington, D.C.

Funding may not be used for:

  • Construction
  • Purchase of real property
  • Major renovation
  • Projects in which the recipient would provide third-party training and technical assistance to other tribes or Native American organizations, or to non-members of the recipient organization
  • Projects requiring funding for feasibility studies, business plans, marketing plans, or written materials that are not essential parts of the applicant's long-term development plan
  • Projects that support ongoing social service delivery programs, or the expansion or continuation of existing ones
  • Projects that do not further the funding agency's inter-related goals of economic development, social development, and cultural preservation
  • Purchase of real estate
  • Projects by a consortium of tribes that duplicate activities for which the individual member tribes receive support from the funding agency
  • Projects for which the role of the applicant is primarily to serve as a conduit for passing funds to other organizations, unless that arrangement is authorized by statute

Primary Contact:

Carmelia Strickland
(877) 922-9262
(202) 690-7441

Grants Management Contact:

Thomas Berry
(202) 875-1834

Agency Address
Administration for Children and Families
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to the appropriate program contact.

Applications must be submitted online at

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

NOFA File: US15486_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (319.5 Kb)
Award File: US15486_Award_FY2024.pdf (180.6 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the full solicitation for this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients.

Grant Keywords
HHS, SEDS-AK, SEDS, ACF, ANA, community-based, social independence, economic development, economic independence, Native American, tribe, tribal, Native village, tribal government, self-sufficiency, healthcare, health, well being, culture, cultural, local economy, job, business opportunity, governance, administration, indigenous, tribal code, tribal court, tribal master plan, community development, infrastructure development, infrastructure, investment, American Indian, cultural heritage, administrative, job opportunity, workforce development, capacity building, employment, job training, childhood development, childhood learning, youth development, Native culture, Alaska, Alaskan, Alaskan culture, independence, independent
Grant Categories
Arts & Culture
Community Development
Economic Development
Health, Prevention/Treatment
Human Services