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Alaska Native Education Program

Grants to Alaska Indigenous Organizations for Projects
to Enhance the Education of the Indigenous Population

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U.S. Department of Education - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Deadline Date:

04/12/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants to Alaska indigenous organizations for projects to enhance the education of the indigenous population. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Preference will be given to applicants with proposals that address remote learning due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and target certain subgroups for remote learning.

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the ANE program is to support innovative projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives. These projects must include the activities authorized under section 6304(a)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), and may include one or more of the activities authorized under section 6304(a)(3) of the ESEA, including, but not limited to, curriculum development, training and professional development, early childhood and parent outreach, and enrichment programs, as well as construction. 

Background: The ANE program serves the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives and recognizes the roles of Alaska Native languages and cultures in educational success and long-term well-being of Alaska Native students. In light of the disparities in remote learning infrastructure exposed by the widespread school closures caused by the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID–19), the need for students across the country, and low-income students in particular, to have access to high-quality remote learning is particularly acute. Thus, for this competition, the ANE program gives competitive preference to applicants whose proposals address remote learning and target certain subgroups for remote learning. Specifically, the competitive preference priority solicits applications that propose to provide reliable high-speed internet, devices, and software applications to learners who previously did not have access to such technologies. In addition, the competitive preference priority encourages applications that include providing high-quality remote learning for Native American students.

Absolute Priority: Eligible applicants must design a project that:

  1. Develops and implements plans, methods, strategies, and activities to improve the educational outcomes of Alaska Natives; and
  2. Collects data to assist in the evaluation of the programs carried out under the ANE program.

Competitive Preference Priority: Building Capacity for Remote Learning. Under this priority, an applicant must propose a project that is designed to address both of the following priority areas:

  • Providing access to any of the following, in particular to serve learners without access to such technologies: Reliable, high-speed internet, learning devices, or software applications that meet all students’ and educators’ remote learning needs while inside the school building and in remote learning environments.
  • Providing high-quality remote learning specifically for Native American students.

The remote learning environment must be accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as applicable. The remote learning environment must also provide appropriate remote learning language assistance services to English learners.

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GrantWatch ID#: 128456

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 18

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Range of Awards: $300,000–$1,500,000 for each 12-month budget period.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $500,000 for each 12-month period

Term of Contract:

Up to 36 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
(a) Alaska Native organizations with experience operating programs that fulfill the purposes of the ANE program;
(b) Alaska Native organizations that do not have experience operating programs that fulfill the purposes of the ANE program, but are in partnership with-- (i) An SEA or LEA; or (ii) An Alaska Native organization that operates a program that fulfills the purposes of the ANE program; or
(c) An entity located in Alaska, and predominately governed by Alaska Natives, that does not meet the definition of an Alaska Native organization but-- (i) Has experience operating programs that fulfill the purposes of the ANE program; and (ii) Is granted an official charter or sanction from at least one Alaska Native Tribe or Alaska Native organization to carry out programs that meet the purposes of the ANE program.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications Available: January 12, 2021.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 12, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification Number, and System for Award Management: To do business with the Department, and to submit your application electronically using, you must—
a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the System for Award Management (, the Government’s primary registrant database;
c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
d. Maintain an active SAM registration with current information while your application is under review by the Department and, if you are awarded a grant, during the project period.

You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet at the following website: webform. A DUNS number can be created within one to two business days.

If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or organization, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you are an individual, you can obtain a TIN from the IRS or the Social Security Administration. If you need a new TIN, please allow two to five weeks for your TIN to become active.

The SAM registration process can take approximately seven business days, but may take upwards of several weeks. Once your registration is active, it may be 24 to 48 hours before you can access the information in, and submit an application through,

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Direct questions to:
Almita Reed, U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 3E335
Washington, DC 20202–6200
(202) 260–1979

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877–8339 Support Desk
Toll free: 1–800–518–4726
You must obtain a Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.

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