American Rescue Plan – American Indian Resilience in Education (ARP-AIRE)

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Program Overview

The purpose of the American Rescue Plan – American Indian Resilience in Education (ARP-AIRE) program is to support Tribal education agencies (TEAs) in the provision of direct services to Indian children and youth.

ARP-AIRE is a one-time discretionary grant competition with a $20 million appropriation authorized under Section 11006(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) to provide awards to Tribal Education Agencies for activities authorized under section 6121(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.  Those activities include a broad range of direct services to Indian children and youth, their teachers, and families.

Grant Awardee State
Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government Alaska
Burns Paiute Tribe Oregon
Coeur d’Alene Tribe Idaho
Douglas Indian Association Alaska
Forest County Potawatomi Community Wisconsin
Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes Montana
Karuk Education Department California
Kenaitze Indian Tribe Alaska
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Schools Wisconsin
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Massachusetts
Navajo Nation Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
Pinoleville Pomo Nation California
San Carlos Apache Tribe Arizona
Seneca Nation of Indians New York
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Oklahoma

Contact Information

  • Shahla Ortega, M.A.
    Program Officer
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW
    LBJ Bldg. Washington, DC 20202
    (202) 453-5602
    shahla.ortega@ed.gov

    Donna Sabis-Burns, Ph.D.
    Group Leader-Discretionary Grants
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW
    LBJ Bldg. Washington, DC 20202
    (202) 453-7077
    donna.sabis-burns@ed.gov