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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding supports Tribes and Native organizations as they seek to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages. Native American communities, including federally and state-recognized Tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, experienced disproportionately higher rates of virus infection and loss of life due to COVID-19. The ARP funding helps 210 indigenous communities preserve their indigenous languages.  

American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Native Language Funding Opportunity Announcement

The HHS Administration for Native Americans' (ANA) funding is unique in that it is community-based and open to all not just Federally recognized tribes, but also state-recognized tribes, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Native Non-Profit Organizations, and Urban Indian organizations.

This video gives an overview of these opportunities, including what types of funding ANA offers and the first steps in how to apply.

The Native American Programs Act requires ANA to provide, no less than every 3 years, "evaluation of projects . . . including evaluations that describe and measure the impact of such projects, their effectiveness in achieving stated goals, their impact on related programs, and their structure and mechanisms for delivery of services[.]"

The purposes of these evaluations are to:

  • Assess the activities and outcomes of ANA funding in Native communities in accordance with NAPA and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993;
  • Record the successes and challenges of ANA grantees in order to improve the capacity of ANA grantees; and
  • Produce relevant data on Native American community-driven projects that is useful to Native American leaders, planners, tribal government agencies, and Native American service providers.

To satisfy such requirements, ANA conducts end-of-project evaluations that address two main questions: (1) to what extent did the project meet its established objectives and (2) how does the grantee describe the impact of its project on those intended to benefit within its community? This report addresses these questions.

2020 Active Grants in Native Languages - Preservation and Maintenance

This page provides an overview of the 2020 Active Grants in Native Languages - Esther Martinez Immersion

Technical Assistance staff and ANA Division of Program Operations Director, Mia Strickland, present the 2019 FOAs. Listen in to learn about how the FOAs have changed from last year, and to review ANA's application requirements.

This presentation begins with the definition of immersion and then walks through the different techniques including Total Physical Response (TPR), TPR Storytelling, example lesson plans, and the teaching differences between child and adult immersion.

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Testimony of Jean Hovland on the Administration for Native Americans

ANA’s efforts to promote social and economic development in Native American communities.
February 27, 2019

Testimony of Jean Hovland on ANA’s efforts to promote social and economic development in Native American communities, in light of the 45th Anniversary of the Native American Programs Act.

This manual and accompanying training are designed to help applicants develop a clear and concise application. Applicants will also learn to determine the fundamental steps necessary to complete their individual projects. Ultimately, an applicant will be able to tailor their project plan to alleviate the identified condition preventing the attainment of their community’s goals.Pre-application trainings are designed to provide prospective ANA applicants with basic information on the federal application process.