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NM Public Education Department: Strengthening Tribal Programs

Deadline: May 12, 2017

The purpose of the New Mexico Indian Education Strengthening Tribal Programs is to provide a grant for a one year period to the New Mexico tribal governments for the purpose of supporting the strengthening of tribal education programs and/or continue the support of revitalization, maintenance and sustainability of native languages.

The Public Education Department (PED)-Indian Education Division (IED) will select New Mexico Tribes that will receive state funding for implementing quality programs in the following priority areas:

  1. Increasing attendance and reducing truancy
  2. Improving educational opportunities for American Indian students to keep them engaged in school and on a pathway to college and/or career success (i.e. Academic enrichment programs, after-school/Saturday/summer programs, project based learning opportunities geared specifically toward American Indian students, etc.)
  3. Improve student outcomes by strengthening culturally responsive learning environments (i.e. culturally and linguistically responsive teaching, diversity and cultural sensitivity training etc.)
  4. Supporting the maintenance of Native language
  5. Addressing challenges that exist across schools and school systems (i.e. transition-planning, reduction in student mobility, addressing academic gaps, etc.)

Programs may be funded July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Amount: Different funding amounts will be available, depending on which Indian Education Priority areas are addressed. Amounts will range from $1,000 to $60,000; full tier descriptions available in the RFP.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be a New Mexico tribe, pueblo, or nation.

Link: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/RFPDocs/2017/FY18%20STP%20RFA%20%204.11.17.pdf

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