Alaska Native Educational Programs

To support projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Native students, to recognize the role of Alaska Native languages and cultures and to integrate Alaska Native languages and cultures into education, to support supplemental education programs that benefit Alaska Natives,

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and to ensure the maximum participation by Alaska Native educators and leaders in programs designed to serve Alaska Native students.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Fairbanks Native Association $ 1,216,277   2021-09-302024-09-30
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. $ 3,640,423   2021-09-302024-09-29
Southwest Region School District $ 1,844,894   2021-09-302024-09-29
Alaska Native Heritage Center, Incorporated $ 3,388,315   2021-09-302024-09-29
Yukon Koyukuk School District $ 2,283,074   2021-09-302024-09-29
Learning Point Alaska, Inc. $ 1,936,614   2021-09-302024-09-29
Excel Alaska, Inc. $ 4,370,577   2021-09-302024-09-29
Yukon Koyukuk School District $ 2,516,382   2021-09-302024-09-29
Sealaska Heritage Institute Inc $ 6,709,966   2021-09-302024-09-29
Yukon Koyukuk School District $ 1,480,036   2021-09-302024-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Mandatory activities include: (1) the development and implementation of plans, methods, strategies, and activities to improve the educational outcomes of Alaska Natives; and (2) the collection of data to assist in the evaluation of Alaska Native programs.

Allowable activities include, but are not limited to: (1) the development of curricula and education programs that address the educational needs of Alaska Native students; (2) the development and operation of student enrichment programs in science and mathematics; (3) professional development activities for educators; (4) early childhood and parenting education activities, including family literacy services; and (5) dropout prevention programs.

An eligible entity may use not more than 5 percent of the funds received under this program for the administrative costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this Subpart.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Alaska Native organizations with experience operating Alaska Native education programs; Alaska Native organizations that do not have experience operating Alaska Native education programs, but that apply in partnership with: a State educational agency (SEA) or an Alaska Native organization that operates an Alaska Native education program; or an entity located in Alaska and predominantly governed by Alaska Natives that has experience operating Alaska Native programs and is granted an official charter or sanction from at least one Alaska Native tribe or Alaska Native organization to carry out such programs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Alaska Natives as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.


This program is included under OMB Circular No. A-87. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and any priorities included in the application notice, and includes all required assurances and signatures.

Award Procedures

The Department of Education awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The Program Office notifies successful applicants of awards and negotiates and awards grants. Contact the Program Office for more information.


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


Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Title VI, Part C.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.


The General Education Provisions Act hearing procedures regarding recovery of funds are applicable to this program.


Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and substantial progress by the grantee.

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

Generally, awards to SEAs are available for obligation at the Federal level from July 1 to September 30 of the following year. In addition, funds remain available to SEAs for an additional fiscal year for obligation and expenditure. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program annually shall submit to the Secretary a report of its operations and activities.

Each annual report shall include: (1) An executive summary; (2) information on project status; (3) budget information; and (4) supplemental information.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

No performance monitoring is required.


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.


In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for 3 years after the end of the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $32,453,000; FY 17 est $32,453,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range of new awards: $200,000-$1,000,000; Average new award: $550,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Almita Reed Department of Education, OESE School Improvement Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 260-1979

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria contained in EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210 are used to evaluate applications. Contact the program office for additional information.

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