Applicant Information

Fiscal Year 2024 Competition

  • The Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 competition will be accepting applications from November 15, 2023, to February 13, 2024! Awards are expected to be announced in late Spring, 2024.
    • The application will close 5:59:59 P.M. Alaska Time (11:59:59 P.M. Eastern Time) on February 13, 2024.
  • Competition Absolute Priority: The competition contains one absolute priority. Consistent with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(v), the absolute priority is from allowable activities specified in the statute (see section 6304(a)(2)(A) and (B) of the ESEA). For FY 2024 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority.  Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet the priority. The applicant must address both parts of the priority.
    • This priority is:  Alaska Native Education Activities. Projects designed to: (a) Develop and implement plans, methods, strategies, and activities to improve the educational outcomes of Alaska Natives; and (b) Collect data to assist in the evaluation of the programs carried out under the ANE program.
  • To learn more about this grant opportunity and eligibility, please review the following resources:
    • Notice Inviting Applications, available Here. 
    • FY2024 Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar (pre-recorded), available Here. 
    • FY 2024 Applicant Technical Assistance Slide Deck, available Here.

FY2024 Competition-Specific Application Tips 

  • Review the FY2024 Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar: Topics such as the program purpose, legislative authority, discretionary award information, absolute priorities and permissible activities, Build-America Buy America Act, eligibility and application requirements, budget details, definitions, selection criteria, and the application in are all discussed in detail in the FY2024 Application Technical Assistance Webinar. It is highly recommended that this webinar is reviewed in depth and used as a resource throughout the application process.  
  • You must be assigned an UEI to apply for this grant opportunity. If you have not done so already, create an applicant user account in and follow the steps for creating a profile and obtaining an UEI number.  
  • Required Forms: Specific details on required forms, both for non-construction and construction project proposals, may be found in the Notice of Federal Requirements and the FY2024 Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar (available above under resources).  
  • **Construction Projects: Construction project proposals have specific form requirements, and two separate applications must be submitted if both a construction project and a non-construction project are proposed by the same applicant. More details on construction projects may be found in the Notice of Federal Requirements and the FY2024 Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar (available above under resources).  

** If an applicant plans to submit a construction project, you must include a note in the application abstract noting that a construction project application is also being submitted. A construction only project application must align with a submitted absolute priority application and include a note detailing that an absolute priority application has also been submitted. A construction only application will be ineligible absent an absolute priority application.

General Applicant Tips

  • Preview the Application: Applicants for Alaska Native Education Program competitions must use the government-wide website,, to apply. Applicants will need to download the latest version of Adobe reader (at least Adobe Reader 10.1.14). We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with and recommend that you register early and submit early.
  • Register Early: registration involves many steps, including registration in the System for Awards Management (SAM) and may take five or more days to complete. You must be fully registered to submit an application. For detailed information on the Registration Steps, please go to the Federal government’s grants website,
  • Submit Early: Do not wait until the last day to submit your application! To submit successfully, you must enter the DUNS number in the application that your organization used when it registered with the System for Award Management (SAM).
  • Allow Extra Time: You will want to ensure your application is submitted (i.e. has a date/time stamp from before 4:30 pm on the deadline date) AND that the application is processed and validated successfully. processing times may vary, so you need to allow at least 3 days for any unanticipated problems with your submission. If rejects your application, you will need to resubmit before the deadline date and time.
  • If you encounter problems using, please contact customer support by calling 1-800-518-4726 or by visiting the support website.

Contact: For general related questions and for more information about the application process, please e-mail