Frequently Asked Questions

  1. The NIA states that the project period is “up to 36 months.” Does my grant have to last 3 years?
  2. Where can I get help with submitting my application electronically through Grants.gov?
  3. What is GPRA?
  4. What must a grantee do in order to claim indirect costs under its ANE grant?

1. The NIA states that the project period is “up to 36 months.” Does my grant have to last 3 years?

The maximum amount of time for which a grant may be awarded is three years. The minimum amount of time for which a grant may be awarded is one year. Applicants must state in their application the number of years for which they are seeking funding. Applicants should develop their budgets to cover each year of funding.

2. Where can I get help with submitting my application electronically through Grants.gov?

There are several resources for applicants offered by grants.gov :

**Important Note: Please remember that using the Grants.gov website requires registration, which may take five or more business days to complete.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early to avoid any last minute registration or electronic issues.

3. What is GPRA?

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 require all federal agencies to establish goals, measures, and targets. The purpose of GPRA is to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of federal programs. GPRA directs agencies to focus management efforts on results.

GPRA measures have been established for the Alaska Native Education program. For further information, please consult the notice inviting applicants. Notice Inviting Applications from the FY 2021 Grant Competition.

4. What must a grantee do in order to claim indirect costs under its ANE grant?

This program uses an unrestricted indirect cost rate. For more information on indirect costs, or to obtain a negotiated indirect cost rate, please visit the Department’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s Indirect Cost Overview.

Last Modified: 03/18/2021