Alaska Native Education

Rural, Insular, & Native Achievement Programs

84.356A

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Alaska Native Education Program

WHAT’S NEW

  • The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA)  for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 New Award Competition was published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2021. Please click here to access the FY 2021 ANEP application on Grants.gov. Please see the Applicant Information page for more information.
  • The Alaska Native Education program is seeking peer reviewers to assess applicants for the FY 2021 New Award Competition. Further information and instructions on how to apply can be found below.

Seeking Peer Reviewers

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) is seeking peer reviewers for the FY 2021 Alaska Native Education (ANE) program grant competition.  It is anticipated that the virtual grant competition peer review will convene in April or May of 2021.   All peer reviewers must participate in one of several webinar trainings that will be scheduled in April or May of 2021.  We are seeking the best possible peer reviewers to evaluate applications for the program.  Reviewers are sought from various backgrounds and professions:  PK-12 teachers and principals, college and university educators, researchers and evaluators, social entrepreneurs, strategy consultants, grant-makers and managers, and others with education expertise.  In particular, we are looking for peer reviewers with expertise and/or experience related to Alaska Native education.

In order to be considered for the position of peer reviewer, candidates must meet at least one of the following selection criteria:

  1. Must be from Alaska Native descent; or
  2. Come from an Alaska village, tribal government, village corporation, or regional corporation; or
  3. Must be able to demonstrate experience working with educational systems and programs in Alaska Native communities that include experience with a focus on Alaska Native language and/or culture.

Your resume will be evaluated based on the level and broad scope of professional experience and expertise in the following areas (but not limited to these areas):

  • Education: Early childhood to postsecondary;
  • Community, family, and/or stakeholder engagement program management;
  • Project evaluation;
  • Supporting the development and academic achievement of Alaska Native children, youth, and young adults; and/or
  • Implementing programs, the goals of which include enhancing participants’ knowledge of Alaska Native language and culture.

Please submit a current resume that includes:

  • Full name;
  • Education (Please list all college degrees, including dates of degrees, institution, and major);
  • All professional position titles, descriptions, and dates in chronological order, beginning with, or going back to, your first position after receiving your B.A. or B.S.;
  • A description of your current organizational affiliation and position title;
  • Telephone numbers (work, home, or mobile);
  • Home and work mailing addresses; and
  • Preferred e-mail address.

 How to Apply

Individuals interested in serving as peer reviewers should submit the following documents to the ANE program office by March 1, 2021:

  1. A resume that includes the components described above;
  2. A full explanation of how you meet the above selection criteria and how your professional background and expertise qualify you to review applicants for the FY21 Alaska Native Education grant competition. Include a description of how the work you have accomplished relates to Alaska Native education, language and/or culture, as appropriate;
  3. A completed copy of the ANEP Peer Review Checklist.

Please submit your application materials as PDF attachments to Alaska.Native@ed.gov with the subject line “Peer Reviewer Application.”

Please direct any questions about the application process to OESE.ASKANEP@ed.gov.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The overall purpose of the Alaska Native Education program is to meet the unique education needs of Alaska Natives and to support supplemental education programs to benefit Alaska Natives. Grantees under the program use their funds for such activities as the development of curricula and education programs that address the education needs of Alaska Native students, and the development and operation of student enrichment programs in science and mathematics. Eligible activities also include professional development for educators, activities carried out through Even Start programs and Head Start programs, family literacy services, and dropout prevention programs.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

Allowable activities include, but are not limited to, the development of curricula and education programs that address the education needs of Alaska Native students deepen the cultural knowledge of Alaska Native students, and the development and operation of student enrichment programs in science and mathematics. Eligible activities also include professional development for educators, activities carried out through Even Start (#84.213) programs and Head Start programs, family literacy services, and dropout prevention programs.

Contact Information

  • Almita Reed
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Rural, Insular, & Native Achievement Programs
    400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Rm. 3E222
    LBJ Federal Office Building
    Washington, DC 20202-6200
Last Modified: 01/19/2021