The application package for this FOA has been modified and now includes the correct form for the Project Abstract Summary (OMB Number 0980-0204). If you downloaded the application package prior to May 9, 2013 with Project Abstract (OMB Number 4040-0003), you must download a new application package to prevent validation errors during application submission.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement will be modified and re-posted for application submission. Proposed changes to this announcement are identified in a Notice of Public Comment published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013. ANA encourages applicants to review the Federal Register Notice at ANA Notice of Public Comment.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of fiscal year 2013 funds for community-based projects for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance - Esther Martinez Initiative. The purpose of ANA grant funding is to is to support Native communities to be self-determining, healthy, culturally and linguistically vibrant and economically self-sufficient. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. The Esther Martinez Initiative provides funding to support three-year projects being implemented by Native American Language Nests, Survival Schools, and Restoration Programs in accordance with P.L. 109-394.