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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Deadline: April 9, 2018

The purpose of the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M) program is to ensure the survival and vitality of Native American languages. The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) supports locally determined projects that achieve community goals through specific, measurable outcomes.

Examples of P&M projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Native American Language Restoration Programs: educational programs that provide instruction in at least one Native American language for the community served, provide teacher training programs for the teachers of Native American languages, develop instructional materials for such language restoration programs, and work toward the goal of increasing fluency and proficiency in at least one Native American language.
  • 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
  • The development of language learning apps and other uses of technology to preserve the language

Amount: A total of up to $2,378,600 is available to make up to 8 awards that range from $100,000-$300,000 and average $295,000. The project period is for up to 36 months. There is a 20% cash or in-kind match requirement.

Eligibility:

  • 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
  • Nonprofit native organizations in Alaska with village-specific projects
  • Incorporated non-profit Alaska Native multi-purpose, community-based organizations
  • Nonprofit Alaska Native Regional Corporations/Associations in Alaska with village-specific projects
  • Nonprofit 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 that serve Native American Pacific Islanders

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298010

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