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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
May 22, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Carmelia Strickland

For grants management or budget questions:
Thomas Berry


The Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS) will award funding to projects that promote economic independence for Native American communities.

The focus is on community-driven projects that grow local economies, support local businesses, strengthen families, preserve Native cultures, and increase social development and infrastructure in Native American communities.

Program areas of interest include:

  • Social development:
    • Mental health
    • Substance misuse, smoking, and vaping
    • Suicide prevention
    • Nutrition and health
    • Native arts and culture
    • Community safety and security
    • Strengthening child and family well-being
    • Early childhood education and development
    • Two-Spirit/LGBTQ+
    • Youth development
  • Economic Development:
    • Agriculture
    • Asset building
    • Economic infrastructure
    • Entrepreneurship and microbusiness
    • Housing
    • Master plans for community and economic development
    • Native Community Development Financial Institutions
    • Tourism
    • Workforce development and career pathways
  • Governance:
    • Comprehensive intergovernmental strategies
    • Emergency preparedness and response
    • Federal recognition planning
    • Governmental, judicial, 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
  • Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Award floor: $100,000 per year
Project period: Project periods can be 12, 24, or 36 months
Expected number of awards: 14
Estimated total funding: $13,000,000

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 online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Applicant technical assistance resources

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

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