Alaska Native Education Equity

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For additional information contact:

Almita Reed
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 3E210
LBJ Federal Building
Washington, DC 20202-6200
Telephone: (202) 260-1979
E-mail: Almita Reed


Application Deadline Closed: April 27, 2015

Federal Register Notices


Attention Electronic Applicants: This program requires the electronic submission of applications--specific requirements and instructions can be found in the Federal Register notice. Please note that you must follow the Application Procedures as described in the Federal Register notice announcing the grant competition.

We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format unless, as described in the Federal Register notice for this competition, you qualify for one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these exceptions.

Applications Submitted Electronically Applications for grants under this program must be submitted electronically using the Government-wide Apply site at Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date and time stamped by the system no later than 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as otherwise noted in Federal Register notice for this competition, we will not consider your application if it is date and time stamped by the system later than 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.

You should review and follow the Education Submission Procedures for submitting an application through that are included in this application package to ensure that you submit your application in a timely manner to the system.

Please note the following:

  • You must attach any narrative sections of your application as files in a .pdf (Portable Document) format. If you upload a file type other than a .pdf file, or submit a password-protected file, we will not review that material.
  • cannot process an application that includes two or more files that have the same name within a grant submission.
  • When attaching files, applicants should limit the size of their file names. Lengthy file names could result in difficulties with opening and processing your application. We recommend your file names be less than 50 characters. The amount of time it can take to upload an application will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the submission process through
  • Your electronic application must comply with any page-limit requirements described in this application package.
  • If you are experiencing problems submitting your application through, please contact the Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. You must obtain a Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.

According to the instructions found in the Federal Register notice, only those requesting and qualifying for an Exception to the electronic submission requirement may submit an application via mail, commercial carrier or by hand delivery.

Technical Assistance Conference Calls

To assist applicants in preparing the application and to respond to questions, the Department will host two (2) technical assistance conference calls/webinar sessions. The first call is scheduled on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 2pm – 3pm (Washington DC time) and the second call will take place on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2pm – 3pm (Washington DC time).

Reviewers Needed for FY 2015 Competition

Seeking Peer Reviewers

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) is seeking peer reviewers for the FY 2015 Alaska Native Education (ANE) program grant competition. It is anticipated that the grant competition review will convene in mid-May. All peer reviewers must participate in one of the webinar trainings scheduled for April 21st or April 30th. We are seeking the best possible peer reviewers to evaluate applications for the program. Reviewers are sought from various backgrounds and professions: PK-12 teachers and principals, college and university educators, researchers and evaluators, social entrepreneurs, strategy consultants, grant-makers and managers, and others with education expertise.

One of the following selection criteria must be met in order to be considered a peer reviewer:

  1. Must be from Alaska Native descent; or
  2. Come from an Alaska village, tribal government, village corporation, or regional corporation; or
  3. Must be able to demonstrate experience working with educational systems and programs in Alaska Native communities that include experience with a focus on Alaska Native or American Indian language and culture.

Your resume will be evaluated based on the level and broad scope of experience and expertise in the following areas (but not limited to these areas):

  • Education – from Early Childhood to Postsecondary education
  • Community, family, and/or stakeholder engagement program management
  • Project evaluation
  • At-risk Youth and Young Adults for Alaska Native or American Indian language and culture

Please submit a current resume that includes:

  • Full Name
  • Education (Please list all college degrees, including dates of degrees, institution, and major)
  • All professional position titles, descriptions, and dates in chronological order beginning with, or going back to, your first position after receiving your B.A. or B.S.
  • A full description that outlines how you met the selection criteria above. Please clearly explain why you believe you have met the criteria; include information such as - organizational information, relevant dates, and/or a description of the work you accomplished related to the Alaska Native or American Indian language and culture, as appropriate.
  • A detailed description of your current organizational affiliation, and position title
  • Telephone numbers (work, home, or mobile)
  • Home and work mailing addresses
  • Preferred E-mail address and/or telephone number(s)

If interested, resumes should be submitted, by e-mail and in word format along with the "Peer Review Information Checklist", to by April 10, 2015. Please include "2015 ANE Reviewer in the subject line. Information

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