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For FY 2015 there is a new Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) competition in which the Office of Indian Education will be soliciting applications. The notice inviting applications was published on April 28, 2015 in the Federal Register. In additon to the dates below interested parties should review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at this link:

Application Dates
Application Opens: April 28, 2015
Application Available: April 28, 2015
Application Due Date: June 29, 2015

Pre-Application Webinar: May 14, 2015
Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline: June 2, 2015
Awards Announced: By September 30, 2015

Current Application
  • The notice inviting application for the Native Youth Community Projects Competition was published on April 28, 2015, may be found here: Federal Register Notice

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through See the original Federal Register Notice for more information.

  • Applicants will need to set up a Grants.Gov account in order to access the 2015 NYCP grant application. The direct link to the application package on is located here: but may not be available until later. The CFDA number for the demonstration program is 84.299A.

  • When avaialbe we will provide a direct link to download the NYCP application to work offline. To submit the application online or work on the application online, applicants must register in and provide certain information before they can apply online or submit their applications online.

  • Download the application instructions here:
    2015 NYCP Grant Application Instructions.

  • Download the 2015 Native Youth Community Projects Application here:
    2015 NYCP Grant Application.

  • You may also download the 2015 Native Youth Community Projects application in Word and PDF versions below:

    download icon MS Word(325K) | PDF(928K)

  • For printed applications contact:
    David Emenheiser
    NYCP Competition Manager
    US Department of Education
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Ave. SW
    LBJ, Room 3W215
    Washington, DC 20202-6335
    Telephone: 1-202- 260-1488
    EMail: David.Emenheiser@Ed.Gov

  • If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339

All applications must be submitted by the closing date of June 29, 2015 and meet the submission requirements identified in the Notice Inviting Applications in order to be considered for FY 2015 funding.

Projects selected for funding should plan start dates of October 1, 2015.

Please carefully read the closing notice for the program in order to meet all eligibility and submission requirements. If you have questions, please contact OESE NYCP Program by e-mail at: David.Emenheiser@Ed.Gov



Instructions for Submitting Intent to Apply:

A. Prospective applicants are encouraged to notify the Department of their intent to apply for a grant under the NYCP program. Prospective applicants should submit the following information to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) NYCP Program official with "Notice of Intent to Apply" in the subject line to: David.Emenheiser@Ed.Gov by June 2, 2015 and include the following:

B. Applicant's name, address and contact person's email:

C. Contact person's name and email address:

D. A defined local geographical community to be served:

E. Name(s) of partnering LEA(s) or BIE-funded school(s);

D. Name(s) of partnering tribe(s) or TEA(s); and

E. If appropriate, name(s) of other partnering organizations(s).

Applicants that do not submit a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding; applicants that do submit a notice of intent to apply are not bound to apply or bound by the information provided.

    The Office of Indian Education has been hosting a series of online webinar sessions for both of the programs currently with competitions. To date, the following webinars have been conducted:

      May 14, 2015 - Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) Pre-Application Webinar Session;
      May 12, 2015 - State Tribal Education Partnerships (STEP) Preliminary Agreement Webinar Session; and
      April 30, 2015 - State Tribal Education Partnerships (STEP) Pre-Application Webinar Session
      All webinar sessions were recorded and are available at this link:

      Upcmong Webinar Sessions include:
      Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - NYCP: Developing Community Partnerships

      Time: 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. EDT
      Goal: The goal of the webinar is to enable potential NYCP grant applicants to identify and select partners that compliment community effort to address priorities. The webinar will focus on the need for creating community partnerships that focus on identified areas (both content and geographic location). Participants will also develop an understanding of the steps to creating a successful partnership (roles of partners, and collaboration vs. cooperation) and how to finalize and sustain partnerships. To Register click here: Register Here

      Thursday, May 21, 2015 - NYCP: Needs Assessment and Data Analysis
      Time: 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. EDT
      Goal: The goal of this webinar is to assist potential grant applicants to identify, collect, and assess data related to their tribe's educational needs. This includes identifying opportunities and barriers to reaching college-and-career ready youth, using data and the needs assessment to develop a project, determining feasibility to address top community needs and developing community partnership priority(s) that are addressed in the application. To Register click here: Register Here
      (May 19, 2015)


    FY 2015 Pre-Application Webinar

    The Office of Indian Education (OIE) will be conducting one (1) Pre-application Webinar for the 2015 New Award Competition of the NATIVE YOUTH COMMUNITY PROJECT grant program . The webinar will assist potential applicants to complete their submissions for the 2015 competition and address the same material. This webinar will be recorded and archived for a limited time. Presentation for the webinar and questions and answers generated from the webinar will be available to the public. The date for the webinar session will be Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Washington DC time. Webinar and Registration information will be posted here when available.

    The May 14 Webinar Session includes:

      Native Youth Community Partners (NYCP) Program Pre-Application Webinar
      Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. EDT
      Program Contact: David E. Emenheiser, U.S. Department of Education - E-mail:
      To register for this webinar click here: REGISTER HERE.

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