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There is no grant competition planned for FY 2018.


Application closed: Friday, June 23, 2017

FY 2017

Federal Register Notices
  • Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017
  • Applicants for this program competition must use the government-wide website, GRANTS.GOV, to apply.  Applicants will need to download the latest version of Adobe reader (at least Adobe Reader 10.1.14). We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with and strongly recommend that you register early and submit early.
  • Register Early: registration involves many steps including registration on SAM ( and may take five or more days to complete. You must be fully registered to submit an application. For detailed information on the Registration Steps, please go to: (
  • Submit Early: Do not wait until the last day to submit your application! To submit successfully, you must enter the DUNS number in the application that your organization used when it registered with the System for Award Management (SAM).
  • You will want to ensure your application is submitted (i.e. has a date/time stamp from before 4:30 pm on the deadline date) AND that the application is processed and validated successfully. processing times may vary, so you need to allow at least 3 days for any unanticipated problems with your submission. If rejects your application, you will need to resubmit before the deadline date and time. Customer support at 1-800-518-4726 or


The Department will conduct two (2) technical assistance webinars for prospective applicants to learn about (1) the applicant process; (2) the process of submitting their applications through

Webinar #1
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Eastern Daylight Time

Webinar #2
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Eastern Daylight Time

To view the technical assistance webinar presentation click here



The Native Hawaiian Education program is seeking qualified applicants to serve as peer reviewers for the next grant competition. Applicants should be highly qualified in areas pertinent to the program and have a background in one or more of the following:

  • Native Hawaiian Language and Culture
  • Multi-cultural/Culturally Responsive Education
  • Indian Education
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Elementary and/or Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • The needs of at-risk children and youth
  • Early Childhood Education

Interested applicants should contact the program office and submit a current resume that includes:

  • Full Name
  • Education (Please list all college degrees, including dates of degrees, institution, and major)
  • All professional position titles, descriptions, and dates in chronological order beginning with, or going back to, your first position after receiving your B.A. or B.S.
  • A detailed description of your current organizational affiliation, and position title
  • Telephone numbers (work, home, or mobile)
  • Home and work mailing addresses
  • Preferred E-mail address

If interested, resumes should be submitted by e-mail in word format to

The Department of Education uses a panel of experts to evaluate each application submitted under this program. Each panel consists of three experts and includes persons who are not employees of the federal government. However, a reviewer cannot participate in the review process if a conflict of interest exists because:

  • The reviewer has agreed to serve as an employee or consultant on a project for which funding is being sought in an application under review, or has been offered the opportunity to do so and has not yet accepted or declined, based on whether a grant is awarded;
  • The reviewer’s personal financial interests will be affected by the outcome of the competition;
  • The reviewer helped prepare an application in the competition, even if the reviewer has no financial interest in the outcome of that application; or
  • The reviewer has a relationship with an entity or individual that has a financial interest in the outcome of the competition.

Thank you for your interest in the Native Hawaiian Education Program.

If you have any questions about resume requirements or conflict of interest issues, please contact Joanne Osborne at .


If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier) your application to the Department. You must mail the original and two copies of your application, on or before the application deadline date, to the Department at the following address:

U.S. Department of Education
Application Control Center
Attention: (CFDA Number 84.362A)
LBJ Basement Level 1
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4260

You must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:

  1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
  2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service.
  3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier.
  4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:

  1. A private metered postmark.
  2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.

If your application is postmarked after the application deadline date, we will not consider your application.
Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office.


If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper application to the Department by hand. You must deliver the original and two copies of your application by hand, on or before the application deadline date, to the Department at the following address:

U.S. Department of Education
Application Control Center
Attention: (CFDA Number 84.362A)
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4260

The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays.

Last Modified: 02/28/2018