Alaska Native Education

Rural, Insular, & Native Achievement Programs

84.356A

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Alaska Native Education Program

WHAT’S NEW

  • On January 12, the Department issued a notice inviting applications for the Alaska Native Education Program. On March 2, the Department issued an extension of the deadline date for applications to April 26, 2022.
  • On March 21, the Department issued an amendment to the notice inviting applications for the Alaska Native Education Program.
    • Consistent with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, the administrative cost cap in section 6205(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) applies only to direct administrative costs for grants awarded using FY 2022 appropriations.
    • Also, this amendment clarifies that funds from the FY 2022 Alaska Native Education appropriation may be used for construction
  • Please note that SAM.gov will be down from April 1, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. on April 4, 2022 in order to complete the transition from DUNS to UEI.  This differs from the information posted in SAM.gov, and it means that applicants wanting to register in SAM.gov during this period of time will not be able to register.  
  • The program will award up to $36 million in new awards that will support innovative projects which recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives. A link to the competition announcement on Homeroom, the Department’s official blog, can be found here.
  • The full application package (including submittal instructions) can be accessed on Grants.gov here.
  • Alaska Native Education program staff hosted a pre-application webinar on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Please note that since the webinar was recorded, the application deadline has been extended to April 26, 2022.
    • A link to the webinar recording can be accessed by clicking here.
    • A PDF copy of the slide deck can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • For questions regarding the pre-application webinar and/or application process, please contact ANE program staff at 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