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Native American Language Program

Program Office: Office of Indian Education

CFDA Number: 84.415B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Also Known As: Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program

Program Description:

The purposes of the NAL@ED program are to support schools that use Native American and Alaska Native languages as the primary language of instruction; maintain, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans and Alaska Natives to use, practice, maintain, and revitalize their languages, as envisioned in the Native American Languages Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 2901 et seq.); and support the Nation’s First Peoples’ efforts to maintain and revitalize their languages and cultures, and to improve educational opportunities and student outcomes within Native American and Alaska Native communities.

Last Modified: 05/04/2017