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Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program Assistance

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.382
U.S. Department of Education
Jul 12, 2021

Don Crews


This program provides grants for eligible institutions of higher education to enable them to improve and expand capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals.

Priority will be given to applications that:

  • Address educational equity for rural students, students with disabilities, and students experiencing homelessness
  • Address the impact of COVID-19 on academic and mental health challenges for students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, English learners, students with disabilities, and students living in rural communities

Eligible applicants are Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions that have at least 10% Native American enrollment.

NASNTIs must be:

  • Accredited or pre-accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association
  • Legally authorized by the state in which it is located to be a junior or community college or to provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelors degree
  • Designated as an eligible institution by demonstrating that it has an enrollment of needy students and has low average educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 11
Estimated total program funding: $4,700,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · COVID-19 · Housing and homelessness · Limited English proficient · Mental health · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups

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