Alaska Native Educational Programs


To support projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Native students, to recognize the role of Alaska Native languages and cultures and to integrate Alaska Native languages and cultures into education, to support supplemental education programs that benefit Alaska Natives, and to ensure the maximum participation by Alaska Native educators and leaders in programs designed to serve Alaska Native students.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 No Current Data Available.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Title VI, Part C
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Alaska Native organizations with experience operating Alaska Native education programs; Alaska Native organizations that do not have experience operating Alaska Native education programs, but that apply in partnership with: a State educational agency (SEA) or an Alaska Native organization that operates an Alaska Native education program; or an entity located in Alaska and predominantly governed by Alaska Natives that has experience operating Alaska Native programs and is granted an official charter or sanction from at least one Alaska Native tribe or Alaska Native organization to carry out such programs.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Alaska Natives as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
This program is included under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and any priorities included in the application notice, and includes all required assurances and signatures.
Award Procedure
The Department of Education awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The Program Office notifies successful applicants of awards and negotiates and awards grants. Contact the Program Office for more information.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.
The General Education Provisions Act hearing procedures regarding recovery of funds are applicable to this program.
Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and substantial progress by the grantee.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria contained in EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210 are used to evaluate applications. Contact the program office for additional information.
How may assistance be used?
Mandatory activities include: (1) the development and implementation of plans, methods, strategies, and activities to improve the educational outcomes of Alaska Natives; and (2) the collection of data to assist in the evaluation of Alaska Native programs. Allowable activities include, but are not limited to: (1) the development of curricula and education programs that address the educational needs of Alaska Native students; (2) the development and operation of student enrichment programs in science and mathematics; (3) professional development activities for educators; (4) early childhood and parenting education activities, including family literacy services; and (5) dropout prevention programs. An eligible entity may use not more than 5 percent of the funds received under this program for the administrative costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this Subpart.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for 3 years after the end of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer. Electronic transfer
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Almita Reed
Department of Education, OESE School Improvement Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202 US
Phone: (202) 260-1979
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$37,953,000.00; FY 23 est $44,953,000.00; FY 24 est $44,953,000.00; FY 21$36,453,000.00; FY 20$35,953,000.00; FY 19$35,453,000.00; FY 18$35,453,000.00; FY 17$32,453,000.00; FY 16$32,453,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of new awards: $300,000-$1,500,000; Average new award: $500,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 No Current Data Available.


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