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Career and Technical Education - Grants to Native Americans and Alaska Natives

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CFDA Number: 84.101
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Native American—Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)


NACTEP provides grants to federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities and eligible BIE-funded schools to improve career and technical education programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Perkins Act and that benefit Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.


Projects build on the efforts of states and localities to develop challenging academic and technical standards, and to assist students in meeting such standards, including preparation of students for the high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in emerging or established professions.

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NACTEP gives special consideration to exemplary approaches that involve, coordinate with, and encourage Tribal Economic Development Plans, as well as applications from tribally controlled community colleges.

Last Modified: 06/03/2014