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Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program

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Assistance Listing: 84.031X
U.S. Department of Education
Jun 12, 2023

Don Crews

Julius C. Cotton


The Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program (NASNTI) will provide funding for eligible institutions of higher education to improve and expand capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals.

Program priorities include:

  • Meeting student social, emotional, academic, and career development needs with a focus on underserved students
  • Increasing postsecondary education access, affordability, completion, and post-enrollment success
  • Projects that support activities to strengthen and institutionalize native language preservation and revitalization

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education that have undergraduate enrollment of at least 10% Native American.

Additional requirements include:

  • Be accredited or preaccredited by a reliable, nationally recognized accrediting agency or association
  • Be 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 bachelor's degree
  • Has an enrollment of needy students and has low average education and general expenditures per full-time equivalent undergraduate student
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award range: $250,000 - $600,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 9
Estimated total program funding: $4,200,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Educational attainment · Healthcare needs and services · Mental health

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