Native Language Immersion Grant

Provide capacity building grants for Bureau-funded schools to expand existing language immersion programs, or create new programs that will lead to oral Native language proficiency.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: .

Fiscal Year 2019: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Cannot replace the regular academic programs and must be designed to expand upon or improve services provided to students as part of the school's Native Language and regular academic programs.

May not duplicate existing language immersion program grants funded by the U. S. Departments of the Interior (BIE), Education and Health and Human Services.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Specialized group: Bureau of Indian Education Funded Schools.

Beneficiary Eligibility

American Indian Student.


None. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A request for proposals will be announced through Grants.Gov. At a minimum, the applicant will submit a project project proposal,(1-2 pages), a budget narrative (1-2 pages), a work plan outline (3-5 pages), and identification of a project director to manage the execution of the grant.

Award Procedures

Program requirements are specified in the announcement of the request for proposals. Applications are to be submitted to the Sovereignty in Indian Education Program, 1849 C Street, NW, MS-3609, Washington DC 20240.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 15 to 30 days. Juanita Mendoza, Sovereignty in Indian Education Program, 1849 C Street, NW, MS-3609, Washington DC 20240.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

For BIE tribally controlled schools, funds are available until expended. BIE operated schools have restrictions on the time permitted to spend the funds. The SIE contact person can further explain the restrictions placed on the time period in which to fully expend the funds awarded under the project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


An annual report.

No cash reports are required.

A semi-annual progress report.

The Federal Financial Report, SF-425 is required for BIE tribally controlled schools.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Tribally controlled schools must submit an annual A-133 audit and quarterly 425 report


Financial records must be retained for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for three years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions, or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved. Student records must be retained for five years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $2,000,000; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available - New Program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $1,000.00 - $95,000, or greater. Average:$48,500 over one year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Juanita Mendoza 1849 C Street, NW, MIB-3610, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Phone: (202) 208-6123

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Program criteria are specified in the announcement for the individual program request proposals.

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