Applicant Information

Fiscal Year 2021 Competition

  • Click here to view a pre-recorded technical assistance webinar for applicants of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 New Award Competition. Click here to view and download the slide presentation for the webinar. If you have trouble viewing the webinar, please e-mail for assistance.
  • A Notice Inviting Applications for the Fiscal Year 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
  • The Department encourages applicants to propose projects that plan to build capacity for remote learning, which includes both a) providing access to technology, devices, and/or high-speed Internet and b) providing opportunities for high-quality distance learning. The Department expects to award approximately 18 three-year grants, estimated at $500,000 annually.
  • Applications are due Monday, April 12, 2021.
  • For general related questions and for more information about the application process, please e-mail

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.
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Last Modified: 03/18/2021