NM Public Education Department: Strengthening Tribal Programs
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:
- Increasing attendance and reducing truancy
- 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.)
- Improve student outcomes by strengthening culturally responsive learning environments (i.e. culturally and linguistically responsive teaching, diversity and cultural sensitivity training etc.)
- Supporting the maintenance of Native language
- 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.
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