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
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.
US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans
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.