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Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK)

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 2, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Carmelia Strickland

For grants management or budget questions:
Tim Chappelle


Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK) provides support for village-specific projects to improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska native village governments, which is central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska.

Project examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative and program management capacity building – Planning and financial management capacity building to strengthen planning and management of village-level government operations
  • Governmental administration – Improving village-level capacity related to regulatory, judicial, and administrative infrastructure, including developing personnel and financial management policies, clarifying jurisdiction, training leaders and professionals and developing elected leaders and employees, developing or amending governance codes and procedures, and addressing family and child welfare issues
  • Comprehensive strategies – Developing village-level strategies to assess and address the needs of children, youth, and community members
  • Emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, and disaster preparedness – Planning, analysis, and mitigation efforts to ensure needed services to better communicate and coordinate preparedness, response, and recovery efforts
  • Technology infrastructure – Establishing and implementing village-level systems to address information systems within the organizational structure, internet connectivity and broadband planning, and technology upgrades
  • Economic stability – Conducting the necessary planning and/or research to support achievement of long-range economic development goals
  • Organizational development - Increasing organizational capacity at the village level to successfully implement mission and goals and support program management

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Alaska native villages
  • Nonprofit village consortia
  • Incorporated nonprofit Alaska native multi-purpose community-based organizations
  • Nonprofit Alaska native regional corporations with village specific projects
  • Nonprofit native organizations with village specific projects
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Award floor: $50,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Expected number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: $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 and online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Child welfare · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Criminal justice system · Emergency preparedness and response · Families · Infrastructure · Needs assessment methods and resources · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Self-sufficiency · Technology for health and human services · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Alaska

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