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Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Grants to USA Tribes, Community Entities, and Tribal Organizations
for Environmental Stewardship in Native Communities

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration for Native Americans (ANA)

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07/01/20 4:30 PM ET Receipt of Paper Applications; 11:59 PM ET Electronic Receipt


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Grants to USA, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands Indian Tribes, community entities, and tribal governing bodies and organizations for environmental stewardship in Native communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The ERE program is designed to support projects that plan, develop, and implement initiatives designed to improve the capability of the governing body of an Indian tribe to regulate environmental quality pursuant to Federal and tribal environmental laws. The ERE program enhances the ability of tribal governments to provide effective stewardship over the lands, water, and air that encompass their native communities.

The ERE program supports the principle that projects must follow tribal cultural preservation and natural resource management priorities in order to achieve environmentally healthy and sustainable AI/AN communities. ANA is therefore interested in supporting locally designed projects that strengthen environmental regulatory programs in a manner consistent with the goals of tribal and Alaska-Native communities.

Program areas of interest for this FOA include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing training and education to employees responsible for enforcing, or monitoring compliance with, environmental quality laws;
  • Developing tribal laws, regulations, and ordinances on environmental quality;
  • Enforcing and monitoring environmental quality laws, regulations, and ordinances;
  • Establishing baseline condition for regulatory purposes;
  • Informing the community about regulations and environmental stewardship in order to assist enforcement;
  • Building the technical and program capability of the tribe or organization to inform governance, the development of tribal laws, and enhance monitoring and enforcement of environmental laws;
  • Mitigation of environmental impacts to AI/AN lands due to Department of Defense activities

Prioritized Funding for Community-Based Native American Organizations

ANA reserves the right to prioritize funding to community-based Native American organizations serving their local communities and populations. Applications from non-local, national, and regional organizations that propose projects to serve multiple communities, or to be performed in a different geographic location, must clearly demonstrate that the need for the project was originated by each community being served, and that the community and/or tribal government supports the proposed project. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183372

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Average Projected Award Amount: $182,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2020

Length of Project Period:
12-month project period and budget period
24-month project period with two 12-month budget periods
36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

Applicants may propose projects with project periods consisting of either 12, 24, or 36 months.


  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §2991b and 45 CFR §1336.33, eligible applicants under this announcement are:

- Federally recognized Indian Tribes, as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
- Incorporated non-federally recognized tribes;
- Incorporated state-recognized Indian Tribes
- Nonprofit Alaska Native community entities or tribal governing bodies (Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) or traditional councils) as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
- Nonprofit Alaska Native Regional Associations and/or Corporations with village specific projects;
- Other tribal or village organizations or consortia of Indian Tribes; or
- Tribal governing bodies (IRA or traditional councils) as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

45 CFR §1336.33(b) has the effect of making the following projects ineligible for funding under this announcement:

- Projects for which a grantee will provide third-party training and technical assistance to other tribes or Native American organizations or to non-members of the grantee organization.
- Projects that require funding for feasibility studies, business plans, marketing plans, or written materials such as manuals that are not an essential part of the applicant's long-range development plan.
- Projects with core administration functions that essentially support only the applicant's ongoing administrative functions and are not related to the proposed project.
- The support of ongoing social service delivery programs or the expansion, or continuation of existing social service delivery programs.
- Projects that do not further the three interrelated ANA goals of economic development, social development, and cultural preservation.
- Projects from consortia of tribes that do not include documentation from each participating consortium member specifying their role and support. Projects from consortia must have goals and objectives that will encompass the participating communities. ANA will not fund projects by a consortium of tribes that duplicate activities for which participating member tribes also receive funding from ANA.
- The purchase of real estate.

Pre-proposal Conference:

ANA may conduct a pre-application teleconference or webinar about the annual FOAs. If scheduled, the date, time, registration, and call-in information will be available on ACF's ANA website at https​://www​.acf​.hhs​.gov​/ana​/event​s​. Pre-application teleconference or webinar materials may be accessed on the same website.

For more information about trainings, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 07/01/2020

The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 p.m., ET. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 p.m., ET.

How to Register and Apply through

- Organization applicants can find complete instructions here:
- Obtain a DUNS Number: All entities applying for funding, including renewal funding, must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Applicants must enter the DUNS number in the data entry field labeled "Organizations DUNS" on the SF-424 form. For more detailed instructions for obtaining a DUNS number, refer to:
- Register with SAM: In addition to having a DUNS number, organizations applying online through must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). All organizations must register with SAM in order to apply online. Failure to register with SAM will prevent your organization from applying through For more detailed instructions for registering with SAM, refer to:
- Create a Account: The next step in the registration process is to create an account with

Grantees must provide at least 20 percent of the total approved cost of the project. The total approved cost of the project is the sum of the ACF (federal) share and the non-federal share. The non-federal share may be met by cash or in-kind contributions, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions.

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Submission By Mail
Tim Chappelle
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management - [HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NR-1344]
Mary E. Switzer Memorial Building
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201

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Tim Chappelle
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management [HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NR-1344]
Mary E. Switzer Memorial Building
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201

Program Office Contact
Carmelia Strickland
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Administration for Native Americans
Phone: (877) 922-9262
Fax: (202) 690-7441

Office of Grants Management Contact
Tim Chappelle
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management, Division of Discretionary Grants
Phone: (202) 401-4855

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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