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Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program

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Program Office: English Language Acquisition

CFDA Number: 84.365C
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description

The purpose of the Native American and Alaska Native children in School (NAM) program is to award grants to eligible entities to develop and enhance capacity to provide effective instruction and support to Native American students who are identified as English learners (ELs).  The goal of this program is to support the teaching, learning and studying of Native American languages while also increasing the English language proficiency of students served to achieve the same challenging State academic content and achievement standards for all 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).

Types of Projects

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.

Last Modified: 03/27/2018