Applicant Information


  • Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: July 29, 2020
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 28, 2020
  • The notice inviting applications for the Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program Competition was published on July 14, 2020, may be found here:
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through
  • The CFDA Number is: 84.415B
  • Applicants will need to set up a account in order to access the 2020 NAL@ED grant application. The direct link to the application package on is located here: 
  • For printed applications contact: Email:

All applications must be submitted by the closing date of August 28, 2020 and meet the submission requirements identified in the Notice Inviting Applications in order to be considered for FY 2020 funding.

Projects selected for funding should plan start dates of October 1, 2020.

Please carefully read the closing notice for the program in order to meet all eligibility and submission requirements. If you have questions, please contact OESE NAL@ED Program by e-mail at: NAL@ED.GOV.

See below for information regarding technical assistance virtual events.



Instructions for Submitting Intent to Apply:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to notify the Department of their intent to apply for a grant under the NAL@ED program. We strongly encourage each potential applicant to notify us of the applicant’s intent to submit an application by emailing with the subject line: Intent to Apply and include in the content of the email the following information: (1) the applicant organization’s and address, (2) absolute priority and/or any competitive preference priority the applicant is planning to address in the application, and (3) the Native language on which the project would focus.

Applicants that do not submit a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding; applicants that do submit a notice of intent to apply are not bound to apply or bound by the information provided.


Notices of Intent to Apply as of 7/30/20

Note: This chart is subject to changes/updates, and does not represent all applicants. Though a potential applicant’s name may appear here, it does not mean that it will, in fact, apply for the grant.

Notices of Intent to Apply as of 8/7/2020
Note: This chart is subject to changes/updates, and does not represent all applicants. Though a potential applicant’s name may appear here, it does not mean that it will, in fact, apply for the grant.
Prospective Applicant State Proposed Native American Language of Instruction (self-reported)
Anchorage School District AK Yup’ik
Bering Strait School District AK Inupiaq
Doyon Foundation AK Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana) Deg Xinag Denaakk’e (Koyukon) Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross) Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim) Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in) Hän Holikachuk Inupiaq Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana)
Hooper Bay Charter School AK Yup’ik
Yukon-Koyukuk School District AK Athabascan (multiple dialects)
Jeehdeez’a Elementary school AZ Dine’ (Navajo)
Dine College AZ Navajo
Tonalea Day School AZ Dine (Navajo)
Navajo Language Renaissance AZ Navajo
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community AZ Not provided
To’Hajiilee Community School AZ Dine
San Diego County Office of Education CA Kumeyaay
Yurok Tribe CA Yurok
Wiyot Tribe CA Wiyot (Sulótalak)
Kickapoo Nation School KS Kickapoo
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School MN Ojibwe
Nevis School District 308 MN Not provided
New Kituwah Academy NC Cherokee
Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation ND Hidatsa
University of North Dakota ND Lakota
University of North Dakota, in consortium with the Four Winds High School (LEA), and with the Northeast Education Services Cooperative in Devils Lake ND Dakota
Omaha Public School (OPS) District NE Umonhon (Omaha)
Winnebago Public School NE Hochunk Language of the Winnebago Tribe of Alaska
Winnebago Tribe NE Ho-Chunk Language
Albuquerque Public Schools NM Navajo
Mescalero Apache Schools NM Apache
Kha’p’o Community School NM Tewa
Ohkay Owingeh Department of Education NM Tewa
Pueblo of Jemez Department of Education NM Jemez (Towa) Language
Pueblo of Isleta NM Tiwa
San Ildefonso Day School NM Tewa
Santo Domingo Pueblo NM Not provided
Santa Rosa Ranch School NM Tohono O’odham
Cleveland American Indian Movement OH Not provided
Cherokee Nation OK Cherokee
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes OK Cheyenne and Arapaho
Glenpool Public Schools OK Muscogee (Creek) language
Grand View School OK Not provided
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation OR Not provided
Marty Indian School SD Ihanktowan Dakota
Pine Ridge School SD Lakota
Rapid City Area Schools SD Not provided
Red Cloud Indian School SD Lakota
Sisseton Wahpeton College SD Dakota
Chief Leschi Schools WA Twulshootseed Puyallup Tribal language
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation WA Nslxcin, titoqatimt, and nxamxcin
Lummi Nation WA Lummi
Quileute Tribal School District WA Quileute
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe WA Sauk-Suiattle Lushootseed
Wa He Lut Indian School WA Salish; (Lushootseed is the umbrella language with an emphasis on the Southern Puget Sound Dialect, Quilshootseed.)
Oneida Nation High School WI TehatiwʌnakhwaɁ
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa WI Ojibwe



90-minute technical assistance virtual events will be held on the following dates

Pre-Application Workshop: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Eastern Time “(Recording here)”

Pre-Application Workshop: Friday, July 31, 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Eastern Time (repeat of July 21 workshop) “(Recording here)

Technical Assistance Session: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned, Thursday, August 6, 2020, 4:00 – 5:30pm Eastern Time (“Recording here)”

Please send an email to for participation details.