Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS)
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
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.
Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through grants.gov.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.