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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
Jul 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 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:

  • Working with Native Elders, Veterans, and First Responders
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Social Development:
    • Addressing Mental Health
    • Community Health
    • Early Childhood Development
    • 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
    • Youth Development
  • Economic Development:
    • Asset Building
    • Economic Infrastructure
    • Food Sovereignty
    • Native Traditional Farming
    • Opportunity Zones
    • Place-based Economic Development
    • Subsistence Lifeways
    • Tourism
    • Workforce Development
  • Governance:
    • Comprehensive Intergovernmental Strategies
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Federal Recognition
    • Governmental or Organizational Administration
    • Leadership Skills
    • Self-Governance Infrastructure and Planning
    • Technology Infrastructure

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized, state recognized, and incorporated, non-federally recognized Tribes
  • Consortia of Tribes
  • Incorporated nonprofit Indian and Alaska native organizations
  • Urban Indian Centers
  • Alaska Native villages
  • Nonprofit organizations with community-specific or village-specific projects
  • Nonprofit Alaska Native community entities or tribal governing bodies
  • Public and nonprofit private agencies serving Native Hawaiians
  • 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 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that serve Native American Pacific Islanders
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: 33
Estimated total funding: $8,600,000

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, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

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

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