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Types of Assistance: Project Grants (e.g., State could get funds to provide services to minority businesses).

Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services */

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) promotes the social and economic self-sufficiency of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and native Hawaiians by encouraging and sponsoring local strategies in economic and social development. ANA defines self-sufficiency as the level of development at which a Native American community can control and internally generate resources to provide for the needs of its members and meet its own short- and long-range social and economic goals.

ANA programs and policies foster a balanced developmental approach at the community level through three major goals: (1) to develop or strengthen tribal governments, local decisionmaking, and Native American leadership; (2) to encourage the development of stable, diversified local economies or economic activities that provide jobs, promote economic well-being, and reduce dependency on welfare services; and (3) to support local control and/or access to health and well-being of people and which are essential to a thriving and self-sufficient community.

ANA efforts in Hawaii for fiscal years 1982 and 1983 consist of discretionary financial assistance grants and interagency agreements. The following grants have been awarded:

  • Just over three years ago native Hawaiians on the island of Molokai were given an opportunity to retain agricultural land, provided the land was put to productive use following the phase-out of the pineapple industry on that island. To assist the native Hawaiians to retain their ancestral land the Hikiola Cooperative of Hoolehua was awarded a grant. The ANA grant assistance provided has enabled native Hawaiian products to be marketed competitively; it has improved management, supported effective inventory control of products, and adequate servicing, as well as assured the receipt of technical assistance on modern agricultural techniques. This economic development project will be self-sustaining and will be a major step for the native Hawaiians on Molokai toward social and economic self-sufficiency. Hikiola completed the third year of ANA financial assistance January 31, 1983.
  • Alu Like, Inc., has been the principal ANA Hawaiian grantee since 1976 when Hawaiian native organizations first became eligible to receive direct assistance. This statewide grantee has progressed from

*/ Information on these programs obtained from Commissioner Carl Anderson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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