Native Hawaiian Education

84.362A

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Native Hawaiian Education Program, Education for Native Hawaiians

What’s New

  • The U.S. Department of Education has created a COVID-19 resource page for schools, students, and families.  This page includes ongoing development of guidance and policies related to elementary and secondary education, including information relevant to Native Hawaiian Education grantees.
  • The NHE program is seeking peer reviewers to assess applications for upcoming grant competitions. 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 to evaluate grant applications for the Native Hawaiian Education (NHE) program.  Reviewers are sought from various backgrounds and professions:  PK-12 teachers and principals, college and university educators, researchers and evaluators, social entrepreneurs, grant-makers, grant managers, or others with expertise in Native Hawaiian education and culture.

Preference will be made for an applicant who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Is of Native Hawaiian descent; or
  2. Has experience in serving the interests of Native Hawaiians including expertise in education, language, culture, and/or program development for Native Hawaiians; or
  3. Has completed coursework that focuses on the history of Native Hawaiians, the Hawaiian language, and/or Hawaiian culture.

Your expertise will be evaluated based on the level and scope of experience in one or more of the following necessary criteria (but not limited to these areas): 

  • Early Childhood Education or Infant/Child Development
  • Elementary, Secondary, Post-Secondary, Adult, or Technical/Vocational Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Instruction
  • Literacy Instruction (in English or Hawaiian)
  • Special Education or Gifted-and-Talented Education
  • At-risk Youth and Young Adults
  • Creating or Leading Professional Development for Educators
  • Mentoring and Life-Skills Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Academic Research and Data-Collection
  • Program Management
  • Project Evaluation

Please submit a current resume that includes:

  • Full Name
  • Education History (List all college degrees, institution(s), major(s), and dates conferred)
  • All professional position titles, descriptions, and dates in chronological order beginning with your first position after receiving your B.A. or B.S.
  • If applicable, a full description that outlines how you meet any of the preferential criteria connected to Native Hawaiian ancestry, work, language, or study
  • A full description that outlines how your scope of experiences meets one or more of the necessary criteria
  • A detailed description of your current organizational affiliation and position title
  • Telephone numbers (work, home, and/or mobile)
  • Home and work mailing addresses (Hawaii residents, please also include island of residence)
  • Preferred E-mail address and/or telephone number(s)

If interested, resumes should be submitted by e-mail and in word format along with the Peer Reviewer Information Checklist to Hawaiian@ed.gov by 5/22/2021.   Please include “2021 NHE Reviewer” in the subject line.

Program Description

The purpose of the Native Hawaiian Education program is to develop innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education. Authorized activities include, among others: early education and care programs; family-based education centers; beginning reading and literacy programs; activities to address the needs of gifted and talented Native Hawaiian students; special education programs; professional development for educators; and activities to enable Native Hawaiian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs.

Types of Projects

Authorized activities include, among others: early education and care programs; family-based education centers; beginning reading and literacy programs; after-school or summer-session cultural education programs; activities to address the needs of gifted and talented Native Hawaiian students; special education programs; professional development for educators; and activities to enable Native Hawaiian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs.

Contact Information

  • Joanne Osborne, Program Manager
    Native Hawaiian Education Program
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Rm 3E306
    LBJ Federal Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20202-6200
Last Modified: 03/29/2021