Applicant Information

Fiscal Year 2021

General Applicant Tips

Preview the Application: Applicants for Native Hawaiian Education Program competitions must use the government-wide website, GRANTS.GOV, 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 Grants.gov and recommend that you register early and submit early.

  • Register Early: Grants.gov registration involves many steps including registration on SAM (www.sam.gov) 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. (http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html)
  • 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 Grants.gov before 4:30 pm on the deadline date) AND that the application is processed and validated successfully. Grants.gov processing times may vary, so you need to allow at least 3 days for any unanticipated problems with your submission. If Grants.gov rejects your application, you will need to resubmit before the deadline date and time.
  • If you encounter problems using Grants.gov, please contact customer support by calling 1-800-518-4726 or by visiting http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/about/contact-us.html.

General Applicant Tips

NHEP Program Staff hosted a webinar on the application process in January 2020. A recording of the January 15, 2020 can be found here.

https://doed.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/doed/recording/1a735f16a20e45b18f2a5ff177e6fd99

The slides presented during the applicant webinar can be downloaded HERE.

Due to COVID-19, all in-person workshops have been cancelled until further notice.

Reviewers Needed For Grant Competitions

The Native Hawaiian Education program is seeking qualified applicants to serve as peer reviewers for the next grant competition. Applicants should be highly qualified in areas pertinent to the program and have a background in one or more of the following:

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

  • Is of Native Hawaiian descent; or
  • Has experience in serving the interests of Native Hawaiians including expertise in education, language, culture, and/or program development for Native Hawaiians; or
  • Has completed coursework that focuses on the history of Native Hawaiians, the Hawaiian language, and/or Hawaiian culture. Interested applicants should submit a current resume in PDF format to Hawaiian@ed.gov. Resumes should include:
  • 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)

Please note that a reviewer cannot participate in the review process if a conflict of interest exists because:

  • The reviewer has agreed to serve as an employee or consultant on a project for which funding is being sought in an application under review, or has been offered the opportunity to do so and has not yet accepted or declined, based on whether a grant is awarded;
  • The reviewer’s personal financial interests will be affected by the outcome of the competition;
  • The reviewer helped prepare an application in the competition, even if the reviewer has no financial interest in the outcome of that application; or
  • The reviewer has a relationship with an entity or individual that has a financial interest in the outcome of the competition.

Thank you for your interest in the Native Hawaiian Education Program.

Timeline

Applications Due: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

FY 2020

Federal Register Notices

  • Applicants for this program competition must use the government-wide website, GRANTS.GOV, 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 Grants.gov and strongly recommend that you register early and submit early.
  • Register Early: Grants.gov registration involves many steps including registration on SAM (www.sam.gov) 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: (http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html).
  • 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).
  • You will want to ensure your application is submitted (i.e. has a date/time stamp from Grants.gov before 4:30 pm on the deadline date) AND that the application is processed and validated successfully. Grants.gov processing times may vary, so you need to allow at least 3 days for any unanticipated problems with your submission. If Grants.gov rejects your application, you will need to resubmit before the deadline date and time. Grants.gov Customer support at 1-800-518-4726 or http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/about/contact-us.html.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:

A recording of the January 15, 2020 Webinar can be found at https://doed.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/doed/recording/1a735f16a20e45b18f2a5ff177e6fd99

The slides presented on January 15, 2020 can be downloaded HERE.

The Department will conduct one (1) in-person technical assistance workshop for prospective applicants in the state of Hawaii.

In-Person Workshop

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Last Modified: 10/27/2020