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Rural, Insular, and Native Achievement Programs: Native Hawaiian Education (NHE) Program

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Assistance Listing: 84.362A
U.S. Department of Education
May 15, 2023

Joanne Osborne


The Native Hawaiian Education (NHE) Program will provide funding for projects that provide for the unique educational needs of native Hawaiians and recognizes the roles of native Hawaiian languages and cultures in the educational success and long-term well-being of Native Hawaiian students.

Priorities include:

  • Assert Hawaiian language-medium instruction and culture-based education programs, frameworks, and values as critical to addressing equity, resiliency, and social-emotional well-being for increased Native Hawaiian learner outcomes and closing achievement gaps
  • Expand land-based programs and initiatives to address place-based inequities and increase educational opportunities
  • Address mental health and social-emotional well-being as essential for Native Hawaiian learner outcomes, increased academic performance, behavior, social integration, resiliency, identity, and self-efficacy

Eligible applicants include:

  • Native Hawaiian educational organizations
  • Native Hawaiian community-based organizations
  • Public and private nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions with experience in developing or operating native Hawaiian programs or programs of instruction in the native Hawaiian language
  • Charter schools
  • Consortia of the organizations, agencies, and institutions listed above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Expected award range: $400,000–$1,325,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 25-83
Estimated total program funding: $33,197,670

Application process

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

A correction document with updated deadlines is provided in the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Mental health · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Schools

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