Native Languages Special Initiatives

Esther Martinez Initiative

The Esther Martinez Initiative supports the development of self-determining, healthy, culturally and linguistically vibrant, self-sufficient Native American communities.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement is focused on community- driven projects designed to revitalize the native American languages to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of these languages and the culture of Native peoples for future generations. Immersion and Restoration grant funding is awarded in according with the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006The initiative provides funding to support three-year projects being implemented by Native American Language Nests, Survival Schools, and Restoration Programs.