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Deadline: April 15, 2014

Administration for Native Americans: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

The purpose of the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance program is to assist Native Americans in ensuring the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.  The Administration for Native Americans is interested in supporting locally determined projects designed to reduce or eliminate community problems and achieve community goals. Funded projects reflect specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound outcomes and include specific strategies for achieving intended performance.

Program areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

The establishment and support of a community Native American language project to bring older and younger Native Americans together to facilitate and encourage the transfer of Native American language skills from one generation to another.

The establishment of a project to train Native Americans to teach a Native American language to others or to enable them to serve as interpreters or translators of such language.

The development, printing, and dissemination of materials to be used for the teaching and enhancement of a Native American language.

The establishment or support of a project to train Native Americans to produce or participate in a television or radio program to be broadcast in a Native American language.

The compilation, transcription, and analysis of oral testimony to record and preserve a Native American language.

Amount: $2,750,000 is available for 10 awards ranging from $100,000-$300,000 each.


  • Federally-recognized Indian tribes, as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
  • Incorporated non-federally recognized tribes;
  • Incorporated state-recognized Indian tribes;
  • Consortia of Indian tribes;
  • Incorporated non-profit multi purpose community-based Indian organizations;
  • Urban Indian Centers;
  • Alaska Native villages as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA) and/or non-profit village consortia;
  • Non-profit native organizations in Alaska with village specific projects;
  • Incorporated non-profit Alaska Native multi-purpose, community-based organizations;
  • Non-profit Alaska Native Regional Corporations/Associations in Alaska with village-specific projects;
  • Non-profit Alaska Native community entities or tribal governing bodies (Indian Reorganization Act or Traditional Councils) as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
  • Public and non-profit private agencies serving Native Hawaiians;
  • National or regional incorporated non-profit Native American organizations with Native American community-specific objectives;
  • Public and non-profit private agencies serving native peoples from Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands;
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities

Link: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NL-0778


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