Native American Language Program

Office of Indian Education

84.415B

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program

Program Overview

The purposes of the NAL@ED program are to support schools that use Native American and Alaska Native languages as the primary language of instruction; maintain, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans and Alaska Natives to use, practice, maintain, and revitalize their languages, as envisioned in the Native American Languages Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 2901 et seq.); and support the Nation’s First Peoples’ efforts to maintain and revitalize their languages and cultures, and to improve educational opportunities and student outcomes within Native American and Alaska Native communities.

Types Of Projects

The absolute funding priorities for the program in FY2020 limit projects to the development and maintenance of new Native American language programs or the expansion and improvement of existing Native American language programs.

  • Jennifer Leo
    Native American Language Program
    Office of Indian Education
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W113
    Washington, DC 20202


Last Modified: 01/08/2021