Department of Interior: Living Languages Grant Program
The Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP) will provide support to Tribes for grants to fund Native language instruction and immersion programs for Native students not enrolled at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, including those Tribes in States without BIE-funded schools.The funding will focus on small or start-up programs whose objective is to document or build the capacity to preserve Native languages that are losing users but which still have active users at the grandparent generation. The LLGP seeks to document, preserve, and revitalize languages that are used for face-to-face communication; languages that can be used by a child-bearing generation, but are not being transmitted to children; languages whose only active users are members of the grandparent generation or older; languages whose only active users are members of the grandparent generation or older but who have little opportunity to use them; and languages that serve as a reminder of heritage identity for an ethnic community, but which lack proficient speakers.
Amount: Approximately 15-60 grants under this announcement ranging in value from approximately $25,000-$200,000.
Eligibility: Federally recognized Tribes listed on the Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs at 85 FR 5462. While only Tribes may be applicants for LLGP grants, grantees may select or retain for-profit or non-profit Tribal organizations or community groups to perform a grant’s scope of work.
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