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Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP)

Helping Tribes preserve their Native languages

We anticipate offering a FY2023 LLGP solicitation this year in later Winter or early Spring.  Please check this page regularly when updated news of the solicitation development can be posted.

Our Division of Economic Development provides the opportunity for Tribes to receive funding to document and revitalize languages that are at risk of disappearing because of a declining native-speaker population.

Congratulations to the FY2021 and FY2022 Living Languages Grant Program Awardees (Press Release is available here)!!  The Awardees are listed below:

$172,026.00   Artic Slope Community Foundation, Inc.

$86,240.98     Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

$200,000.00   Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

$166,300.00   Chickaloon Native Village

$199,997.00   Chickasaw Nation

$180,100.00   Chippewa Cree Tribe

$192,121.24   Comanche Nation

$161,150.00   Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians

$82,396.00     Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

$59,290.00     Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians

$198,996.00   Delaware Nation

$60,189.40     Dine College

$155,717.62   Forest County Potawatomi Community

$199,680.00   Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation

$121,299.00   Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

$199,686.00   Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria

$200,000.00   Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Inc.

$200,000.00   Lummi Nation

$129,337.00   Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians

$199,900.84   Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

$199,854.00   Modoc Nation

$85,064.00     Mohegan Tribe of Indians of CT

$69,789.00     Muscogee (Creek) Nation

$159,957.67   Nez Perce Tribe

$192,371.00   North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California

$169,648.87   Northern Arapaho Tribe

$60,000.00     Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

$200,000.00   Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

$192,460.75   Pala Band of Mission Indians

$139,930.94   Puyallup Tribe of Indians

$72,000.00     Quapaw Nation

$168,792.50   Rosebud Economic Development Corporation

$193,998.00   Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

$184,344.00   San Carlos Apache Tribal Council

$157,956.00   Santee Sioux Nation

$123,795.00   Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa Pueblo)

$106,554.00   Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians

$170,297.00   Spirit Lake Tribe

$172,328.00   Tribal Government of Saint Paul Island

$200,000.00   Turtle Mountain Community College

$200,000.00   Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

$138,230.31   Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

$198,364.00   Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

$81,134.00     Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

$198,703.88   Wiyot Tribe

Eligibility Information

Federally recognized Tribes listed as Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs at 86 FR 7554 (January 29, 2021) or Tribal Organizations are eligible for LLGP grants.  Indian Tribes are referred to using the term “Tribe.”  Tribal Organization is defined by 25 U.S.C. 5304(l).  While only federally recognized Tribes or Tribal Organizations may apply for LLGP grants, grantees may select or retain for-profit or non-profit Tribal Organizations to perform a grant’s scope of work for grant funding to support Tribal programs to document Native languages or build Tribal capacity to create or expand language preservation programs.  Schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and BIE programs targeting students enrolled in those institutions are ineligible for LLGP financial support.

What You Need to Know


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    Press Release

    Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced today that the Indian Affairs Office of Indian…

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    Press Release

    Funding sustains Indigenous knowledge by preserving Tribal languages. 

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Additional Information

Contact Us

Division of Economic Development
1849 C Street, N.W., Room 4152
Washington, DC 20240
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EST, Monday–Friday

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