Administration for Native Americans

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Administration for Native Americans
Agency overview
Formed 1974
Agency executive Lillian A. Sparks, Commissioner
Parent agency United States Department of Health and Human Services
Key document Native American Programs Act (NAPA)
Website http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is a department of the United States Department of Health and Human Services established in 1974 through the Native American Programs Act (NAPA).

The mission of ANA is to promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Pacific Islanders. ANA provides community-based project funding to improve the lives of native children and families thereby reducing long-term dependency on public assistance. Funding for community-based projects is provided through three competitive discretionary grant programs to eligible tribes and non-profit Native American organizations. Program areas include Social & Economic Development Strategies (SEDS),[1] revitalization and continuation of Native American languages,[2] and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement.[3]

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  1. ^ "Social & Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)". Administration for Native Americans, Administration for Children and Families. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Native Languages". Administration for Native Americans. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Environmental Regulatory Enhancement". Administration for Native Americans, Administration for Children and Families. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 

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