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Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Grants to USA Tribal and Native Agencies and
Associations to Preserve Native American Languages

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration for Native Americans (ANA)

Deadline Date:

07/01/20

Description:

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Grants to USA, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands IHEs, tribal and native agencies, associations, and community and faith-based organizations to preserve Native American languages. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The purpose of the P&M program is to assist Native Americans to ensure the survival and vitality of Native American languages. ANA supports locally determined projects that achieve community goals through specific, measurable outcomes. In an effort to perpetuate language preservation efforts for Native communities, if appropriate, P&M projects should identify opportunities for the replication or modification of such project for use by other Native Americans; and include a plan for the preservation of the products of the Native American language project for the benefit of future generations of Native Americans and other interested persons.

Examples of P&M projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Native American Language Restoration Programs: educational programs that provide instruction in at least one Native American language for the community served, provide teacher training programs for the teachers of Native American languages, develop instructional materials for such language restoration programs, and work toward the goal of increasing fluency and proficiency in at least one Native American language.
  • The establishment and support of a community Native American language project to bring older and younger Native Americans together to facilitate and encourage the transfer of Native American language skills from one generation to another.
  • The establishment of a project to train Native Americans to teach a Native American language to others or to enable them to serve as interpreters or translators of such language.
  • The development, printing, and dissemination of materials to be used for the teaching and enhancement of a Native American language.
  • The establishment or support of a project to train Native Americans to produce or participate in a television or radio program to be broadcast in a Native American language.
  • The compilation, transcription, and analysis of oral testimony to record and preserve a Native American language.
  • The development of language learning apps and other uses of technology to preserve the language.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183373

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,500,000

Number of Grants:

15

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $300,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $100,000 Per Budget Period
Average Projected Award Amount: $295,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 07/01/2020

Length of Project Period: Other
9-month project period with one 9 month budget period
21-month project period with one 9 month budget period and then one 12-month budget period
33-month project period with one 9 month budget period and then two 12-month budget periods

Eligibility:

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §2991b and 45 CFR §1336.33, eligible applicants under this announcement are:

- Federally recognized Indian tribes, as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
- Incorporated non-federally recognized tribes;
- Incorporated state-recognized Indian tribes;
- Consortia of Indian tribes;
- Incorporated non-profit multi-purpose community-based Indian organizations;
- Urban Indian Centers;
- Alaska Native villages as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and/or non-profit village consortia;
- Non-profit native organizations in Alaska with village-specific projects;
- Incorporated non-profit Alaska Native multipurpose, community-based organizations;
- Non-profit Alaska Native Regional Corporations/Associations in Alaska with village- specific projects;
- Non-profit Alaska Native community entities or tribal governing bodies (Indian Reorganization Act or Traditional Councils) as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
- Public and non-profit private agencies serving Native Hawaiians;
- National or regional incorporated non-profit Native American organizations with Native American community-specific objectives;
- Public and non-profit private agencies serving native peoples from Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands;
- Tribal Colleges and Universities, and colleges and universities located in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that serve Native American Pacific Islanders.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement. See Section III.3. Other, Application Disqualification Factors.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

ANA reserves the right to prioritize funding to community-based Native American organizations serving their local communities and populations

Projects Ineligible for Funding: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NL-1342_7.pdf#page=12

Funding Restrictions: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NL-1342_7.pdf#page=47

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for electronic application submission is July 1.

Register and Apply through Grants.gov: The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.Organization applicants can find complete instructions here:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration.html

Obtain a DUNS Number: All entities applying for funding, including renewal funding, must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Applicants must enter the DUNS number in the data entry field labeled "Organizations DUNS" on the SF-424 form. For more detailed instructions for obtaining a DUNS number, refer to:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration/step-1-obtain-duns-number.html

Register with SAM: In addition to having a DUNS number, organizations applying online through Grants.gov must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). All organizations must register with SAM in order to apply online. Failure to register with SAM will prevent your organization from applying through Grants.gov. For more detailed instructions for registering with SAM, refer to:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration/step-2-register-with-sam.html

Grantees are required to meet a non-federal share of the project cost, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2991b(b). Grantees must provide at least 20 percent of the total approved cost of the project.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (HTML): https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NL-1342_7.htm

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298010

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submission By Mail:
Tim Chappelle
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management - [HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NB-1343]
330 C Street, SW
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20201

Hand Delivery:
Tim Chappelle
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management - [HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NB-1343]
330 C Street, SW
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20201

Program Office Contact:
Carmelia Strickland
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Administration for Native Americans
Phone: (877) 922-9262
Fax: (202) 690-7441
Email: anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

Office of Grants Management Contact:
Tim Chappelle
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Phone: (202) 401-4855
Email: tim.chappelle@acf.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.587

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NL-1342

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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