Social and Economic Development Strategies

US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans

Grants for tribes and tribal organizations funding community-focused environmental health projects.

About the Award:

The SEDS program is designed to support community-based projects that increase the ability for Native Americans to define and achieve their own economic and social goals and/or the capacity to exercise local control and decision-making to promote the interests of community members. Projects that promote improved access to care through coordinated local and regional approaches and through supporting environmental health are eligible for this grant funding. Applicants can propose projects on 12, 24 and 36-month scales.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Community Outreach, minor renovations, HEPA filters

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $8,400,907
  • 2019 Number of Awards: 25
  • 2019 Minimum Grant: $100,000 Per Budget Period
  • 2019 Maximum Grant: $400,000 Per Budget Period
  • 2019 Average Grant: $280,000 Per Budget Period
Award Type:

Program Highlights:

From 2009-2012, the Confederated Tribes Of Siletz Indians used $340,069 in grant funding to establish the Siletz Tribal Energy Program (STEP). This program was developed with the mission of addressing tribal energy-related challenges and coordinating energy efficiency work across Tribal agencies. Using grant funding, STEP established new building codes, organized Healthy Homes trainings for staff, and conducted outreach and energy audits in a number of households. [Source]

Typical Application Period: Typically January to April. Application periods may vary in future years.


Alaska Native Villages have a separate application portal. Those interested in applying for this program should first check out ANA's Applicant Training & Technical Assistance portal.


last modified: 2019-09-11 10:24:57