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Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.612
Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 15, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Carmelia Strickland

For grants management or budget questions:
Tim Chappelle


The Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS) will award funding to projects that promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders from American Samoa, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, and decrease the high rate of social challenges caused by the lack of community-based business and social and economic infrastructure are particularly encouraged.

Project interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Community living
  • Early childhood development
  • Youth development
  • Community health
  • Arts and culture
  • Safety and security
  • Substance abuse
  • Organizational development
  • Nutrition and fitness
  • Strengthening families
  • Suicide prevention
  • Human trafficking
  • Mental health
  • Economic development
  • Asset building
  • Infrastructure development
  • Developing infrastructure to support the local workforce and business

A full list of program areas of interest is provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized, incorporated non-federally recognized, incorporated state recognized tribes, and consortia of tribes
  • Nonprofit organizations representing American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Native community entities and tribal governing bodies
  • Urban Indian centers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000 per year
Award floor: $100,000 per year
Project period: Up to 36 months
Expected number of awards: 25
Estimated total funding: $8,400,907

Grantees are required to match at least 20% of the total approved cost with cash and in-kind resources.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Child welfare · Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Infrastructure · Mental health · Self-sufficiency · Substance abuse · Suicide and suicide prevention · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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