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Language Grants AVAILABLE!

WASHINGTON — The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is seeking tribal applicants for a $3 million grant program that aims to preserve and revitalize Native languages. 

The Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP) program will fund between 15 and 60 grants in amounts from $25,000-$200,000 to federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities to document, preserve and revitalize Native languages and build active speaker capacity.

“Native languages are a vibrant aspect to the cultural heritage of the United States,” Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara MacLean Sweeney said. “The Living Languages Grant Program will offer competitive funding to programs that promote, preserve and protect Native languages. Indian Affairs is proud to support American Indian and Alaska Native cultures through this new grant program.”

This solicitation for LLGP funding and details on how to apply can be found in the Federal Register and at Grants.Gov.

The Living Language Grant Program is a competitive, discretionary program. To qualify for funding, applicants must submit a proposal and a supporting tribal resolution to IEED no later than August 24, 2020.