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Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS)

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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
Mar 31, 2023

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 Native American communities.

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:

  • Native veterans
  • Social development:
    • Addressing mental health
    • Anti-human trafficking
    • Community health
    • Early childhood development
    • Missing and murdered Native Americans
    • Native arts and culture
    • Nutrition and fitness
    • People with disabilities and community living
    • Public safety and security
    • Strengthening families and parents
    • Substance abuse, smoking, and vaping
    • Two-spirit/LGBTQ+
    • Youth development
  • Economic Development:
    • Agriculture
    • Asset building
    • Career pathways
    • Commercial trade
    • Economic competitiveness
    • Economic infrastructure
    • Entrepreneurship and micro-business
    • Master plans for community and economic development
    • Native Community Development Financial Institutions
    • Place-based economic development
    • Subsistence lifeways
    • Tourism
    • Workforce development
  • Governance:
    • Comprehensive intergovernmental strategies
    • Emergency preparedness and response
    • Federal recognition
    • Governmental or organizational administration
    • Leadership skills
    • Self-governance infrastructure and planning
    • Technology infrastructure

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Incorporated non-federally recognized tribes
  • Incorporated state-recognized tribes
  • Consortia of tribes
  • Incorporated, nonprofit, multi-purpose, community-based Indian organizations
  • Urban Indian centers
  • Native Community Development Financial Institutions (Native CDFIs)
  • Alaska Native villages
  • Nonprofit native organizations in Alaska with village-specific projects
  • Incorporated nonprofit Alaska Native multipurpose, community-based organizations
  • Nonprofit Alaska Native regional corporations and/or associations in Alaska with village-specific projects
  • Nonprofit Alaska Native community entities or tribal governing bodies
  • Public and nonprofit private agencies serving Native Hawaiians
  • National or regional incorporated nonprofit 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
  • Colleges and universities located in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that serve Native American Pacific Islanders
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000 per year
Award floor: $100,000 per year
Average projected award amount: $280,000 per year
Project period: Project periods can be 12, 24, or 36 months
Expected number of awards: 30
Estimated total funding: $9,500,000

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

Application process

Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

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Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Child welfare · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Families · Food security and nutrition · Human services · Infrastructure · LGBTQ+ · Leadership · Mental health · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Public health · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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