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Career and Technical Education - Grants to Native Americans and Alaska Natives


NACTEP provides grants to federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities and eligible BIE-funded schools to imporve career and technical education programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Perkins Act and that benefit Native Americans and Alaska Natives.



Direct Home Loans for Native Americans


The Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program makes homes available to eligible Native American Veterans who wish to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Federal Trust land or to reduce the interest rate.



Environmental Regulatory Enchancement (ERE)


The purpose of the Environmental Enhancement (ERE) is to provide funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws.



Health Professionals Pregraduate Scholarship Program for Indians


Indian Health Service (IHS) Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students.



Indian Arts and Crafts Development


The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote the development of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and crafts.



Indian Community Development Block Grant


This program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low-and moderate-income persons.



Indian Education - Demonstration Grants for Indian Children


The program is designed to prepare and train Indians to serve as teachers and school administrators.



Indian Education Professional Development


This program is designed to improve the education opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school Indian children by developing, testing, and demonstrating effective services and programs.



Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program


The LRP funds IHS clinicians to repay their eligible health profession educationa loans – up to $40,000 – in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.



Indian Health Service (IHS) Preparatory Scholarship Program


Indian Health Service (IHS) Preparatory Scholarship Program provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students.



Indian Health Service (IHS) Recruitment Program


The materials linked here offer successful strategies from other Indian health leaders to encourage communication and teamwork among staff, recognize and develop future facility leaders and empower their teams to carry out the IHS mission.



Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program

The IHS Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each state of your pre-professional careers.



Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program


This grant provides and operates cost-effective, decent, safe, and affordable dwellings for lower income families through an authorized local Public Housing Agency (PHA).



Matching Grants to Tribes for Scholarship Program


Matching Grants to Tribes for Scholarship program provides grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for the prupose of assisting such tribes and tribal organizations in educating American Indian/Alaska Natives to serve as health professionals in Indian Communities.



Native American Career and Technical Education Program


Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP) provides roughly $14.1 million annually to federally-recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaskan Native entities, and eligibile Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) – funded schools to provide career and technical education programs for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.



Native American Congressional Internships


The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the Federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.



Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance - Esther Martinez Immersion


The purpose of the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) program is to provide financial assistance to community-driven projects designed to preserve Native American languages through Native American language nests and Native American language survival schools.



Native Youth Community Project


For FY 2015 there is a new Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) priority under the Demonstration Program competition in which the Office of Indian Education will be soliciting applications.



Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)


This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social economic infrastructure in Native American communities.



Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska - SEDS-AK


Increasing the ability of tribal and Alaska Native Village governments to exercies local control and decision-making, and to develop and enforce laws, regulations, codes, and policies that reflect and promote the interests of community members.



State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP)


The purposes of this program are to: (1) Promote increased collaboration between tribal education agencies (TEAs) and the State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that serve students from the affected tribes; and (2) build the capacity of TEAs to conduct certain administrative functions under certain Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) formula grant programs for eligible schools, as determined by the TEA, SEA, and LEA.



Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)


  1. Creation of sustainable employment opportunities;
  2. Professional training and skill development that increases participants employability and earning potential;
  3. Creation and development of small businesses and entrepreneurial activities, and;
  4. A demonstrated strategy and commitment to keeping the jobs and revenues generated by project activities within the native communities being served.




Title VII Formula Program for Indian Children


This program is designed to address the unique education and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children, so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state performance standars expected of all students. The program is the Department’s prinicpal vehicle for addressing the particular needs of Indian children.



Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 166 Indian and Native American Programs


To support employment and training services for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals in order to develop more fully the academic, occupational, and literacy skills of such individuals; to make such individuals more competitive in the workforce; and to promote the economic and social development of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian communities in accordance with the goals and values of such communities.