Native American Community Research, Demonstration, and Pilot Projects

To promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders from American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands through grants or cooperative agreements for research, demonstration, or
pilot projects conducted by public or private agencies which are designed to test or assist in the development of new approaches or methods that will aid in overcoming special problems or otherwise further the purposes of the Native American Programs Act.
Related Programs93.612 Native American ProgramsExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Grantee: Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak Location: Kodiak, AK Project Period: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2021 FY 2016 Award: $357,844 Project Description: 'Tamamta Liitukut' Kodiak Alutiiq Language Education Continuum Project (translated as ?Everyone is Learning?) is designed to cultivate the Kodiak Alutiiq language education continuum by developing the speaking proficiency of preschool-aged children and their families through enhanced immersion language instruction.

In addition to creating a new Alutiiq Language Nest to round out the Kodiak Alutiiq language education service continuum, this project will develop a community engagement and recruitment campaign, strengthen elementary and middle school language outreach, and provide supportive services for high school and college level Alutiiq language students to promote Alutiiq conversation among families.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Yurok Tribe $ 1,620,500   2016-08-012021-06-30
The Cherokee Nation $ 1,617,496   2016-08-012021-06-30
Kiowa Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 1,510,150   2016-08-012021-06-30
Sun'aq Tribe Of Kodiak $ 1,560,293   2016-08-012021-06-30
Aaniiih Nakoda College $ 1,305,000   2016-08-012021-06-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY16 ANA issued a funding opportunity for Native Language Community Coordination and awarded 5 cooperative agreements. ANA will continue to fund those projects for a five year project period; however no new funding opportunity announcements under this program are planned for FY17 or beyond. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funding may be used for such purposes as: 1) testing and measuring the effect of collaborative community-based project in Native American communities, 2) new approaches for the use of data to document results and ensure accountability, 3) integration of plans and resources at the Native community-level to promote sustainable supports and services for Native American families, children, and communities; and 4) evaluation of collaborative processes to promote self-sufficiency and well-being for Native Americans.

This is a discretionary grant program.

Funding cannot be used for the following purpose or activities: purchase of real property; costs of organized fundraising, reimbursement of pre-award costs, and activities that qualify as major renovations and alterations.

Further details regarding ineligible applicants and activities can be found in the ANA regulations at 45 CFR 1336.33.

In addition, activities in support of any foreseeable litigation against the United States Government are unallowable per 45 CFR 75.435.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; Incorporated non-federally recognized Tribes; Incorporated state-recognized Indian Tribes; Consortia of Indian Tribes; Incorporated nonprofit multi-purpose community-based Indian organizations; Urban Indian Centers; Alaska Native villages as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA) and/or non-profit village consortia; Non-profit Alaska Native Regional Corporations/Associations in Alaska with village-specific projects; Non-profit Alaska Native community entities or tribal governing bodies (Indian Reorganization Act or Traditional Councils) as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; National or regional incorporated non-profit Native American organizations with Native American community-specific objectives; Public and nonprofit private agencies serving native peoples from Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and colleges and universities located in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, or the Tribal Colleges and Universities, and colleges and universities located in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands which serve Native American Pacific Islanders.

Beneficiary Eligibility

American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Non-profit organizations must submit proof of non-profit status. For applicants that are not Tribes or Native Alaska villages, organizations applying for funding must show that a majority of board members are representative of a Native American community to be served. Applicants must submit documentation that identifies each board member by name and indicates his/her affiliation or relationship to at least one of ANA?s four categories of community representation, which include: (1) members of federally or state-recognized tribes; (2) persons eligible to be a participant in, or beneficiary of, the project to be funded; (3) persons who are recognized by members of the eligible Native American community to be served as having a cultural relationship with that community; or (4) persons considered to be Native American as defined in 45 CFR ß 1336.10 and Native American Pacific Islanders as defined in Section 815 of the Native American Programs Act. Applicants that do not include this documentation will be considered non-responsive, and the application will not be considered for competition. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. ACF requires electronic submission of applications at www.Grants.gov. Paper applications received from applicants that have not been approved for an exemption from required electronic submission will be disqualified from competitive review. Applicants that do not have an Internet connection or sufficient computer capacity to upload large documents to the Internet may contact ACF for an exemption that will allow the applicant to submit applications in paper format. See FOA for detailed information. For applicants that have received a waiver, Standard Forms, assurances, and certifications are available at the ACF Funding Opportunities Forms webpage at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants-forms.

Award Procedures

All funds are awarded directly to the grantees.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Native American Programs Act of 1974, Title VIII, Section 805, Public Law 102-375, 42 U.S.C 2991d.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. All funds are awarded directly to the grantees. Applicants will receive notice of approval or disapproval approximately 120 days after receipt of application.

Appeals

From 30 to 60 days. Appeals are only available upon a finding of ineligibility for funding and are subject to ANA regulations at 45 CFR 1336.35 and HHS regulations in 45 CFR 16.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days. Other - Not Specified.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 20%. The 20% match is required unless waived in accordance with criteria published in 45 CFR 1336.50. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grantees may annually apply for non-competitive continuation support within a project period of 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Annually.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

An SF-425 Cash Transaction Report is required to be submitted quarterly.

An annual SF-425 for each budget period is also required to be submitted annually, and a final SF-425 is required at the end of the project period.

ANA grantees are required to report project progress using the Objective Progress Report (OPR) (OMB No.

0970-0452, expiration date 06/30/2018) and the SF-425 on a semi-annual basis which are submitted electronically.

In addition, grantees will be required to submit an Annual Data Report (ADR) (OMB No.

0970-0475, expiration date 03/31/2019) to report project data once a year and at the end of the project period.

The SF-425 is also required to be submitted annually and at the end of the project period.

ANA reviews grantee semiannual and annual reports to determine whether the grantee is meeting its project goal and objectives and completing activities identified in the Objective Work Plan (OWP) as well as to evaluate project effectiveness.

If progress concerns are identified, ANA may require quarterly reports.

In addition, ANA is required to describe and measure the impact of funded projects, their effectiveness in achieving stated goals, their impact on related programs, and when feasible, to obtain the views of persons participating in and served by funded projects.

ANA carries out this requirement through review of grantee submitted reports and through the use of structured on-site interviews using a data collection tool (OMB No.

0970-0379, expiration date 07/31/2019).

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

The grantee should keep all program, administrative, and financial records available for 3 years after the expiration of the project period.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1536-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $1,854,290; FY 17 est $1,914,210; and FY 18 est $1,914,210

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $100,000 - $300,000 Average Award $287,027.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program regulations are published in 45 CFR 1336.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Carmelia A. Strickland Mary E. Switzer Building Department of Health and Human Services 330 C Street, SW Mail Stop 4126 , Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Carmelia.Strickland@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 877-922-9262

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific criteria for selecting proposals for funding are stated in each funding opportunity announcement. In general, proposals are judged on the basis of relevance to program objectives as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, project strategy, community support in project design and implementation, reasonable cost estimates, and qualifications of applicant organization and personnel.



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