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2021 ANA Application Toolkit

The ANA Application Toolkit was designed to assist applicants in developing their grant applications to ANA.  Applicants can find valuable templates, examples, and worksheets embedded in this toolkit.

 

2021 Pre-Application Training Manual

This training manual will help the applicant: 1) understand the ANA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and eligibility requirements for applying; 2) write an application narrative in response to an ANA FOA; 3) complete required Federal forms and package the application; and 4) submit an application through Grants.gov.

 

2021 SEDS-GO Toolkit

The SEDS-GO Toolkit conveniently pairs the components you will need to include in your SEDS-GO application with the evaluation criteria they will be scored with.  A series of assessment tools will ask you questions to help you think through your capacity across various categories.

 

TTIP (Target, Timeline, Indicator, and Population) Objective Mad Lib Tool

This tool can help write your TTIP objectives.

 

Objective Work Plan (OWP) Word Template

An OWP is required with all ANA grant applications.  This MS Word template is one of three versions of the OWP that applicants may use.

 

Outcome Tracker Word Template

This table format template is highly recommended to use as the Outcome Tracker in your application.  Please note using this template is not required by ANA.

 

2021 SEDS and ERE 3-Year Budget Template

This template includes line item budgets, budget justifications, and SF424s for each year of a 3-year SEDS or ERE grant.  Please note using this template is not required by ANA.

 

2021 Language P&M 3-Year Budget Template

This template includes line item budgets, budget justifications, and SF424s for each year of a 3-year Language P&M grant.  It includes a 9-month budget template for Year One.  Please note using this template is not required by ANA.

 

2021 Language EMI 5-Year Budget Template

This template includes line item budgets, budget justifications, and SF424s for each year of a 5-year Language EMI grant.  It includes a 9-month budget template for Year One.  Please note using this template is not required by ANA.

 

2020 Project Planning and Development (PPD) Training Videos

It is said that 80% of the work associated with project design and funding should be PPD and only 20% should be writing the application.  The PPD training videos will concentrate on how to do that 80%, focusing only on the PPD steps that take place prior to writing an application.  These videos cover the six main topics of the 2020 PPD Training originally held in November and December 2020.

 

2020 Project Planning and Development (PPD) Training Manual

The 2020 PPD Training Manual provides you with tools for working with the community to explore long-term planning strategies and define community conditions standing between the community and its long-term goals.  The Manual will also help build your capacity to design community-based solutions to address those current community conditions.

 

2020 Project Planning and Development (PPD) Toolkit

The 2020 PPD Toolkit is a collection of activities and resources designed to complement the 2020 PPD Training Manual found above.

 

Native Language Preservation: A Reference Guide for Establishing Archives and Repositories

This reference guide was developed in support of the Native American Languages Act of 1992 to assure the survival and continuing vitality of Native languages.  It contains chapters on the reasons and methods for preserving language materials and developing language repositories, as well as chapters on legal, policy, and cost considerations.

  • 2021 ANA Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) – ALL COMPETITIONS ARE CLOSED

Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M)  •  Language Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)   Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE)    Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)    Social and Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO)    Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK)    American Rescue Plan Emergency Native Language (ARP)

The 2020 Project Planning and Development (PPD) Training Manual provides you with tools for working with the community to explore long-term planning strategies and define community conditions standing between the community and its long-term goals.  The Manual will also help build your capacity to design community-based solutions to address those current community conditions.

The 2020 Project Planning and Development (PPD) Toolkit is a collection of activities and resources designed to compliment the ANA PPD Training Manual found above.

This reference guide was developed in support of the Native American Languages Act of 1992 to assure the survival and continuing vitality of Native languages.  It contains chapters on the reasons and methods for preserving language materials and developing language repositories, as well as chapters on legal, policy, and cost considerations.

ANA’s statement on human trafficking in Native communities, revised in January 2018.

Referenced in our “Addressing Human Trafficking in Native Communities” webinar, this is a collection of resources and strategies designed to assist youth in combating human trafficking.

Our “Addressing Human Trafficking in Native Communities” webinar presentation in printable format for note-taking and easy reference.

Everything you need to know about navigating Grants.gov as an Applicant.

Fill our this form and use it as a reference guide when registering with SAM.gov.

Our “Are You Ready to Apply for Federal Funding” webinar presentation in printable format for note-taking and easy reference.

Referenced in our “Indigenous Evaluation” webinar, this is the 7th version of ANA’s monitoring and evaluation guidebooks. Note that this is a working document, with the final version due to be published to ANA’s website in the coming months.

Our “Indigenous Evaluation” webinar presentation in printable format for note taking and easy reference.

Our “Logic Models” webinar presentation in printable format for note-taking and easy reference.

Everything you need to know about navigating Grants.gov as an Applicant.

Find webinars and helpful information distributed by our counterparts in the Western, Alaska, and Pacific Regions.

ANA conducts end-of-project evaluations.  This report addresses to what extent did the projects funded in 2016 meet their established objectives and how did the grantees describe their impact of their project within their community. 

Committed to fostering economic and social development, ANA provides a database of agencies, foundations that support projects in your community.

Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants. This website will allow you to search, apply and track your grants.

The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) has a wide variety of programs, including ANA.  This link provides an overview of the process to apply for ACF grants.

ANA’s guide for creating and managing a Non-Profit Organization.


ANA Emergency Language Funding – What You Need to Know: This video is intended for potential applicants of the ANA Emergency Language Fund, a non-competitive grant to assist with ANA Native language programs continuing vitality by addressing COVID-19 related program setbacks.


Master-Apprentice/Mentor-Apprentice Language Learning Model: The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Model is utilized when your remaining language speakers are mostly Elders. This model pairs learners with Elder speakers to engage in a Master-Apprentice Learning Model to revitalize Native languages. The Master-Apprentice model could be considered as a program to train and teach younger and middle-aged adults the language to both pass the language on to their children and become language teachers. The Master-Apprentice model of language acquisition could be considered as an entry point to develop new language teachers to eventually teach in language schools and the community.


Taking Advantage of Opportunity Zones: Opportunity Zones were created under the Tax Cuts and Job Acts of 2017 as a tool to spur economic development and job creation in eligible low-income areas which have difficulty attracting new businesses and jobs. This webinar will walk through the fundamentals of Opportunity Zones, and how the designated communities can be better equipped to work with legal and tax professionals to harness the tax benefits of creating or expanding Native businesses in such areas.


Honoring Our Native Veterans: In celebration of Veteran’s Day 2018, the Eastern Region Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted a webinar highlighting current Administration for Native Americans (ANA) grantees who are working with and/or serving Native veterans through their community projects. Southcentral Foundation and Trickster Art Gallery present.

Food Sovereignty and Economic Development – Growing Self-Sufficiency in Native Communities: In celebration of National Nutrition Month, this webinar highlights ANA grantees who are not only nourishing their communities through food-focused projects, but sustaining them through economic development.  Learn how food sovereignty and economic stability can go hand-in-hand and gather tips for improving the wellness and nutrition of your own community.


Addressing Human Trafficking in Native Communities – A Youth Awareness Approach: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Staff from both the Administration for Children and Families Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and ANA present information on the Native Youth Toolkit on Human Trafficking, developed to raise awareness and prevent trafficking of Native youth by providing education, resources, safety tips, and information on getting involved in their communities.


To Good Health and Good Cents – Sustainability Strategies and Funding Sources: Use of the term “sustainability” is frequent these days giving it the feeling of a trending buzz word. As a result, the importance of its meaning can sometimes be lost, especially within the context of complex grant application requirements.  This webinar will review the term “sustainability” and emphasize why the concept is not only important to ANA, but also to your community projects.


Effective Community-Wide Native Language Strategies: For many years, native language projects have been making strides in increasing the fluency of their students with the assistance of ANA funding. But how do we go about increasing language use within the entire community?  This webinar showcases Native Language projects that have been successful in affecting change in language awareness and use within their communities.


Indigenous Evaluation Models: Evaluation is key to successful project management and is usually a requirement when seeking funding. In this webinar, we discuss how indigenous ways of knowing can be woven into your evaluation plan.


Logic Models – A Framework for a Project: A logic model is a roadmap connecting the need for a project to its desired results. Join us as we go over the steps and the terminology used in creating logic models, and discover how they can be a valuable tool for your project planning.


Exploring Self-Evaluation – An Introspective Look at Project Progress: It is important to know when, how, and why to evaluate the progress of your project. Follow Teresa Peterson in her presentation of Dakota Wicohan Cultural Center’s self-designed evaluation process.


Language Teacher Retention and Certification: Language teachers are vital to the strength of language projects. Listen to language grantees from around the country give their best advice on teachers and their importance to the longevity of your project.


How to Sustain a Language Program: Grantees from two different language programs share what resources they use and strategies they follow to ensure the sustainability of their projects.


Using Census Data to Your Advantage: Data Dissemination Specialist Amadeo Shije returns with an in-depth tutorial on how to locate the data you need to support your grant proposal.

Project Orientation – A Practice for Successful Project Implementation: You’ve received an award, now what? Promptly holding project orientations for your staff is crucial to successful project implementation. Put your best foot forward using the strategies and techniques presented, here, by our Technical Assistance Specialist.


Native Drug Rehabilitation Projects – The Path to Healing Ourselves: Take a look at how ANA SEDS funds are being used to support drug treatment centers in Native communities.


Utilizing Census Data to Find Information about Your Community: Providing current and accurate statistics is a major asset to your grant application. Check out our latest webinar and follow Data Dissemination Specialist, Amadeo Shije, on a tour of the U.S. Census Bureau’s website!


Indirect Cost Rates – What You Need to Know: Confusion surrounds indirect cost rates: What exactly are they? How do you get one? And once you have one, how do you manage it? Find the answers to your rate-related questions, here.


How Can Urban Communities Implement Native Language Classes: Presenters from three different language programs based in urban centers across the nation share how they are maintaining the ties between natives living outside of their communities by encouraging native language learning.


The Native Language Tipping Point – Going from Endangered to Thriving: Listen to two successful ANA grantees share how they are revitalizing their Native languages in their communities.


Native Language Instruction in an Early Childhood Setting: The goal of the webinar is to help ACF and ED grantees address some common challenges to implementing Native American Languages in Early Childhood Settings.


Preparing Native Language Teachers – Strategies for Success: Successful OELA & ANA grantees will share stories about their efforts to train the next generation of Native American language teachers.


ANA Project Implementation Webinar Series, Part 3: The third installment of ANA’s Implementation webinar series on Reporting.


ACF’s Work with Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives: This webinar discusses preliminary findings of the Urban Indian Center study.


Sustainability – What Is It and Why Is It Important: Part 1 of ANA’s Sustainability Webinar Series.

Why the Wise Man Built his Project on Solid Metrics: This webinar is Part 2 of the ANA Evaluation Webinar Series.  It will cover how to include Evaluation into your Project Design.


Developing Sustainable Programs – Building Sustainability into Project Design: In this webinar you will learn how to transform your ANA project into an ongoing program.


2021 ANA FRAMEWORK – PART 1: Part 1 of the ANA Project Framework training video will go over the Long-Term Community Goal and the Current Community Condition.


ANA FRAMEWORK – PART 2: Part 2 of the ANA Project Framework training video will go over the remaining Framework components which include Project Goal, Objectives, Outputs, and Outcomes and Indicators.


OUTCOME TRACKER AND OUTCOME TRACKING STRATEGY: The Outcome Tracker aligns information from the Project Framework with a means for measurement and annual targets for achievement. The Outcome Tracking Strategy is a narrative which describes the processes, tools, and staff that will be used to collect, analyze, and store project related data. This video will provide an overview of the information that should be included in the ANA Outcome Tracker and Outcome Tracking Strategy.


OBJECTIVE WORK PLAN (OWP): The Objective Work Plan (OWP) is the blueprint of the project and mirrors the project’s implementation plan and identifies all the key elements of the project description. This video will provide an overview of the elements addressing the OWP.


COMMUNITY-BASED STRATEGY: This video will provide an overview of the evaluation criteria addressing Community-Based Strategy.  Applicants will learn how to summarize how their project is designed around community-based priorities, describe their connection to their communities, and they intend to keep the communities updated on the project.


READINESS AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY – PART 1: This video will review the first three elements of the ANA Readiness and Implementation Strategy subcriterion which covers identifying resources needed for your project and describing how milestone activities will be completed.

READINESS AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY – PART 2: This video will review the last three elements of the ANA Readiness and Implementation Strategy subcriterion. These elements cover project recruitment, sustainability, and obstacles and challenges.

LANGUAGE READINESS AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY: ANA Native language projects have additional elements regarding the preservation and sharing of materials under the Readiness and Implementation subcriterion.  EMI has an additional element regarding parental/guardian engagement.  This video will review these additional language elements.

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY: This video will provide an overview of the evaluation criteria for Organizational Capacity. Applicants should be able to demonstrate they have the expertise, credentials, and infrastructure to oversee Federal funds, partners, and the delivery of project objectives.

BUDGET AND BUDGET JUSTIFICATION: This video will provide an overview of the evaluation criteria for the Budget and Budget Justification criteria. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that their application includes adequate resources to carry out the proposed activities while ensuring that the proposed costs are reasonable based on the geographical location of the applicant.

PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT AND GOVERNING BODY DOCUMENTATION: The Project Summary/Abstract and Governing Body Documentation are two requirements that are needed in addition to your project narrative. This video will review each of these requirements.

EMI LANGUAGE CRITERIA: To apply for ANA’s Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) funding, applicants must submit a Language Survival School or Language Nest certification. This video will review ANA’s requirements of submitting that certification.

BONUS POINTS: This video will review the bonus points SEDS applicants may earn in one of two priority areas: Legislative Economic Development and Native American Community Priority.