The purpose of this program is to provide grants for eligible entities to develop high levels of academic attainment in English among English learners (ELs)*, and to promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs. Projects funded under the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School program, authorized under title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), may support the teaching and studying of Native American languages, but must have, as a project objective, an increase in English language proficiency for participating students.
*Note: The term Native American language means the historical, traditional languages spoken by Native Americans, consistent with section 103 of the Native American Languages Act (25 U.S.C. 2902).
Projects may include teacher training, curriculum development, and evaluation and assessment
to support the core program of student instruction and parent-community participation. Student
instruction may comprise preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels or combinations
of these levels.