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American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Native Language Funding Opportunity Announcement

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.612
Sponsors
Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Jul 7, 2021
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:
Carmelia Strickland
877.922.9262
anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Tim Chappelle
202.401.4855
tim.chappelle@acf.hhs.gov

Purpose

This opportunity provides emergency awards to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency. The overall goal of the program is for languages to serve as protective factors for Indigenous communities, enhancing mental health and lowering suicide rates.

Proposed projects may focus on:

  • Resources and documentation such as language instruction modules, recordings, transcribing, curriculum development, and dictionary building
  • Instruction such as teacher training, professional development, and master-apprentice relationships
  • Technology and infrastructure such as computers and devices, internet enhancements, and IT networking
  • Planning such as surveys, community readiness or interest assessments, strategic planning
  • Elder or intergenerational engagement such as elder language instruction, elder storytelling, and elder speaker recordings
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Tribes Federally recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • Incorporated state-recognized tribes
  • Tribal designees, including:
    • Incorporated nonprofit multi-purpose community-based Indian organizations
    • Nonprofit Native organizations in Alaska with village-specific projects
    • Incorporated nonprofit Alaska Native multipurpose, community-based organizations
    • Tribal colleges and universities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $95,000
Award floor: $37,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 200-500
Estimated total program funding: $19,000,000

Award amounts will depend upon the number of acceptable applications received and funding availability.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and faith-based initiatives · Culture and cultural competency · Mental health · Suicide and suicide prevention



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