ANA updated and published four Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). These four FOAs are standing and therefore no changes were made to policies, procedures, or evaluation criteria since last year. The Executive Summary identifies the minor changes that were made since last year.
The application due date for all four is January 31, 2012.
|Funding Opportunity Number
||Native Language Preservation and Maintenance
||Native Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Initiative
||Social and Economic Development Strategies
||Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
FOAs can be found on ANA's website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana/programs/program_announcements.html. They are also found at www.grants.gov. Applications may be submitted electronically through grants.gov or by mail. ANA strongly encourages applicants to submit electronically through www.grants.gov. Please make sure that you input your application as early as possible to avoid challenges or delays.
Please note that applications received after 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on January 31, 2012 will be classified as late and will not be considered in the current competition. Further information on the submission dates and times can be found in the FOA in Section IV.3.
Awards made under the two Native Language FOAs will have a start date of August 1, 2012.
ANA offers pre-application trainings open to all Tribes and eligible Native non-profit organizations seeking funding from ANA. Pre-Application trainings are designed to provide prospective ANA applicants with "nuts and bolts" information on the federal application process and the ANA FOAs.
While the trainings are offered free of charge to Tribes and eligible Native non-profit organizations, participants are responsible for paying their own travel and per diem costs to attend. Trainings are limited to employees of eligible organizations. Independent grant writers must provide a signed letter on organization stationary with their registration in order to attend. Due to the size of the trainings, registration is limited to two individuals per eligible organization and three individuals per Tribe. Early registration is recommended as trainings are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.
ANA also offers pre-application electronic technical assistance to prospective ANA applicants through phone, email and fax. To be eligible for pre-application ETA, applicants must have completed 75% of their application. To request electronic TA, please contact the regional T/TA provider or the ANA help desk.
For more information about ANA and resources available, please review ANA’s website at: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana.
Remember that in order to apply for or receive ANA grant awards, Tribes and organizations must be registered online with the Central Contractor Registration: https://www.bpn.gov/ccr/. This requirement impacts all Federal Opportunity Announcement awards made after October 1, 2010, including continuation awards. In order to receive Federal funding Tribes and organizations, must:
- Be registered in the CCR prior to submitting an application;
- Maintain an active CCR registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application under consideration by an agency; and
- Provide its DUNS number in each application or plan it submits to the agency. CCR registration must be updated annually and can take up to one month to complete, so complete the registration as soon as possible to avoid possible delays!
If you have questions, please contact the ANA Help Desk at 877-922-9262.