What We Do
At the Alaska T/TA Center, we work to strengthen the capacity of Native organizations in Alaska to develop, apply for, and manage community-based projects that increase self-sufficiency and achieve ANA’s vision that “Native Communities are Thriving.” As a Resource of the Administration for Native Americans, we can provide you with access to tools, resources, training, and technical assistance.
Call our office today to determine your eligibility for funding and technical assistance for your project.
All of our training dates and special events can be found on our events calendar. Take a look and find the topics, times and dates that will work for your organization.
ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.
Social and Economic Development (SEDS)
The SEDS program supports the principle that social and economic development are inter-related and essential for the development of healthy, self-sufficient Native American communities. ANA emphasizes social and economic development projects that promote the establishment and maintenance of diversified local economies, the preservation of Native American cultures, and programs and services that safeguard the health and well-being of Native Americans.
Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)
The Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies Initiative is designed to reduce unemployment and stimulate economies in Native American communities. The purpose is to foster economic development through the creation of small businesses and sustainable job growth. Funding focuses on projects that target more immediate job growth or business development.
Native Asset Building Initiative (NABI)
The Native Asset Building Initiative is a joint funding opportunity, offered through a partnership between OCS’s AFI program and ANA’s Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program under the auspices of the ACF ASSET Initiative, an agency-wide effort to bring financial literacy, IDAs, and related services to more families across the nation, and to create interoperability across ACF program offices. The purpose of this initiative is to increase access to and awareness of asset building opportunities in Native American communities. Asset building is an anti-poverty strategy that helps low-income people move towards greater self-sufficiency by accumulating savings and purchasing long-term assets.
Native Languages Preservation and Maintenance
The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program supports the revitalization of Native American languages to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of these languages and the cultures of native peoples for future generations.
Esther Martinez Immersion
The Esther Martinez Immersion supports the revitalization of Native American languages to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of these languages and the culture of native peoples for future generations. Immersion and Restoration grant funding is awarded in accordance with the Ester Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006 to Native American language nests, survival schools, and restoration programs for teachers of Native American languages; and, develops instructional materials for the programs.
Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
In 1990, NAPA was amended to strengthen tribal government capacity to identify, plan, develop, and implement environmental programs that will bolster regulatory efforts in a manner that is consistent with a Tribe’s cultural preservation and natural resource management priorities. Ultimate success in this program will be realized when the applicant’s desired level of environmental quality is acquired and maintained.
The Alaska SEDS Program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Alaskan Native families, including the preservation of Alaskan Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Alaskan Native communities.
Current ANA Grantee Map
Use this map to see what other peers are doing around the country and the state. See what awards have been distributed and what types of projects are currently in process.