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

Deadline: March 4, 2015

The purpose of the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M) program is to assist Native Americans in ensuring the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages. The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) 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: Total: $2,500,000 for up to 10 awards. The maximum grant award is $300,000 per year and awards are made for one year. Pending satisfactory progress, the grant may be extended for an additional two years. 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
  • 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, and colleges and universities located in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that serve Native American Pacific Islanders

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

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