The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) was established in 1974 through the Native American Programs Act (NAPA). ANA is a federal agency serving all Native Americans, including 562 federally recognized Tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations and Native populations throughout the Pacific basin (including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).
The Native Americans Programs Act, ANA’s authorizing legislation, calls for ANA to provide training and technical assistance in planning, developing, conducting, and administering projects under ANA; short term in-service training for specialized or other personnel that is needed in connection with projects receiving financial assistance under ANA; and upon denial of a grant application, technical assistance to a potential grantee in revising a grant proposal.
To meet this requirement, ANA contracts training and technical assistance providers for four geographic regions: East, West, Alaska, and Pacific. The training and technical assistance providers offer free training and technical assistance to potential ANA applicants and ANA grantees. Three Star Enterprises LLC is the contractor for the ANA Alaska Region T/TA Center.
ANA, in collaboration with Three Star Enterprises LLC, implements three types of free training and technical assistance to prospective applicants:
· Project Planning and Development Training -Designed to provide prospective ANA applicants with skills to plan successful community development projects. Training is offered free of charge, but each participant is responsible for their own travel costs to attend.
· Pre-Application Training -Provides prospective ANA applicants with the “nuts and bolts” for applying for ANA grant. Includes how to apply, understanding the FOA, and formatting. Training is offered free of charge, but each participant is responsible for their own travel costs to attend.
· Post Award Training -Designed to provide awarded ANA grantees with information on how to effectively administer, manage, track, and report their ANA projects. Training is offered free of charge to new ANA grantees and travel costs are included in financial award.
ANA, in collaboration with Three Star, provides technical assistance on:
· Project Development eTA - is designed to provide prospective ANA applicants with skills to plan successful community development projects. Three Star is budgeted to provide 10 or fewer project development eTA sessions annually primarily for applicants who have not been successful in the last five years obtaining ANA funding.
· Pre-Application eTA - is designed to provide individualized assistance to prospective ANA applicants through phone, email, fax and virtual peer-to-peer (desktop screen sharing), and via other Web 2.0 means.
To be eligible for pre-application eTA, applicants must have completed 75% of the ANA application and submit a formal letter of request and include the following information:
¨ Contact name, phone number, email address
¨ Legal name of organization
¨ DUNS number, if available
¨ Short summary of project
¨ Description of community involvement
¨ List any ANA trainings attended
You may reach us via email at:
Regional Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Manager: email@example.com
Technical Assistance Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org