The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is awarding approximately $13.8 million in grants to preserve Native American language and culture. The recipients include 13 projects ($2.8 million) funded through the Preservation and Maintenance program, which provides grants for curriculum development, teacher training, and technology used to disseminate and preserve Native American languages. Another five grants ($1.1 million) will be awarded through the Esther Martinez Initiative, which provides funds for immersion-based language training, survival schools, and restoration programs. In addition to these 18 new language grants, more than $9.8 million will be awarded to 42 previously approved grantees to continue multi-year projects.
For more information, please see the ANA’s press release.