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93.612 Native American Programs
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended, Public Law 93-644; Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987, Title V, Public Law 100-175; Indian Reorganization Act Amendments, Section 215, Public Law 100-581; Older Americans Act Amendments of 1992, Title VIII, Public Law 102-375; 42 U.S.C. 2991 et seq.
To provide financial assistance, training and technical assistance, and research, demonstration and evaluation activities to public and private nonprofit organizations including Indian Tribes, urban Indian centers, Alaska Native villages, Native Hawaiian organizations, rural off-reservation groups, and Native American Pacific Island groups for the development and implementation of social and economic development strategies that promote self- sufficiency. These projects are expected to result in improved social and economic conditions of Native Americans within their communities and to increase the effectiveness of Indian Tribes and Native American organizations in meeting their economic and social goals. Additional competitive areas include: 1) Environmental Regulatory Enhancement, designed to assist Tribal and Alaska Village governments in developing environmental programs responsive to tribal needs; and 2) Native Languages Preservation and Enhancement, a program to assist Native American tribes and communities in ensuring the survival and continued vitality of their languages.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants may be used for such purposes as, but not limited to: (1) Governance Projects which assist tribal and village governments, Native American institutions, and local leadership to exercise local control and decision-making over their resources; (2) Economic Development Projects, which promote the long term mobilization and management of economic resources necessary to achieve a diversified economy; and (3) Social Development Projects which support local access to, control of, and coordination of services and programs for the social benefit of community members. Funds may be used for Financial Assistance Grants; Training and Technical Assistance; and Research, Demonstration and Evaluation.
Applicant Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit agencies, including but not limited to, governing bodies of Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations, Alaska Native villages and regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, such public and nonprofit private agencies serving Native Hawaiians, Indian and Alaska Native organizations in urban or rural nonreservation areas, and Native American Pacific Islanders (American Samoan Natives, and indigenous peoples of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana and the Republic of Palau).
Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula for distribution of funds. A matching share of 20 percent is required unless waived in accordance with criteria which are also published in 45 CFR 1336.50. Matching requirements under $200,000 (including in-kind contributions) are waived for applications originating from the Native American Pacific Islands in accordance with Sec. 501(d), Public Law 95-134, as amended (48 U,S,C, 1469a). This program has maintenance of effort requirements; see funding agency for further details. Waiver requirements are contained in 45 CFR, Part 1336.50.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Semi-Annual Financial Status Reports, Report of Federal Cash Transactions, Project Progress Reports, and an annual Evaluation Report are required.
Account Identification: 75-1536-0-1-506.
In fiscal year 2001, 205 grants were awarded. It is anticipated that 262 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2002 and 251 grants in fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations are published in 45 CFR 1336.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Improved Governance Capabilities; (2) Native American social development projects; and (3) Native American economic development projects.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Specific criteria for selecting proposals for funding are stated in each program announcement. In general, proposals are judged on the basis of relevance to program objectives as stated in the program announcement, project viability, community support, reasonable cost estimates, and qualifications of applicant organization and personnel.