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.
The FY2022 Living Languages Grant Program is accepting proposals until March 7, 2022. More information on how to apply is available here.
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.