Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 15, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 500,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - Non-profit organizations representing American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible applicants under this announcement. A full listing of eligible entities under this announcement will be published in the funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based organizations are encouraged to review the ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organizations at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/acf-policy-on-grants-to-faith-based-organizations. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Program Description

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) supports economic development in Native American communities through the provision of discretionary grants to tribal governments and native-serving non-profit organizations. The current economic climate has increased ANA’s focus on developing employment opportunities and business creation in native communities, resulting in this special funding initiative to promote Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS). In an effort to reduce unemployment and stimulate local economies, ANA, within the Administration for Children and Families, announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds for community-based projects that will foster economic development through the creation of small businesses and sustainable job growth.One of ANA’s primary goals is to promote economic self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa Natives. In pursuit of this goal, four priorities that ANA will promote through the SEEDS initiative are: 1) creation of sustainable employment opportunities; 2) professional training and skill development that increases participants’ employability and earning potential; 3) creation and development of small businesses and entrepreneurial activities, and; 4) a demonstrated strategy and commitment to keeping the jobs and revenues generated by project activities within the native communities being served. Improving access to employment opportunities and supporting small businesses will enhance local economies, enable more tribal members to acquire and maintain gainful employment, and improve the long-term financial health of tribal members and their families.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NE-0779
Funding Opportunity TitleSustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards15
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateFebruary 14, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateApril 15, 2014 (Tuesday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateMay 15, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 4,750,000
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 500,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.612 - Native American Programs

Eligible Applicants

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - Non-profit organizations representing American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible applicants under this announcement. A full listing of eligible entities under this announcement will be published in the funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based organizations are encouraged to review the ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organizations at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/acf-policy-on-grants-to-faith-based-organizations. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Websitehttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NE-0779
ContactOffice: Administration for Children and Families
Address: Administration for Children and Families - ANA
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