ANA grant training this Wednesday


The Administration for Native Americans, through its Pacific Region Training and Technical Assistance provider in Hawaii, Ka’anani’au, is once again offering a free workshop to help participants understand the ins and outs of exactly what ANA reviewers will be looking for as they review grant applications.

This year, Okeanos Marianas Sustainable Sea Transport LTD managing director Emma Perez will be conducting the presentations instead of a video teleconference as was done during last year’s workshop.

According to Perez, applying for the ANA grant is a competitive process but doable given the right training.

Perez is encouraging the community to come out and join her for the upcoming workshop that will be held from Feb. 7 to 8 at the Northern Marianas College.

“It’s money that could really help the community but people need to know how to one, write the grants and administering the grant is a whole other story but I am really hoping to entice people to come listen,” she said.

In these training sessions, participants will learn how to build a strong grant application, go over ANA’s grant scoring criteria, and review submission requirements from the latest funding opportunity announcement.

The 500 Sails Organization and the Carolinian Affairs Office were granted over $580,000 through ANA for a span of three years.

Although you may come as a walk-in on the first day, to prepare enough materials, participants on all three islands are encouraged to register online at

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
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