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American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant

2020-2021 Applications for American Indian Language Revitalization Grants

The 2019-21 State Biennial Budget reauthorized and appropriated the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) American Indian Language Revitalization grants at $222,800 for 2020-2021. These grants are to be distributed on a competitive basis to a school board, consortium of school boards, CESA, or head start agency, in conjunction with a tribal education authority. Funds may be used for language activities related to providing instruction in one or more American Indian languages as curricular or co-curricular offerings including, but not limited to, curriculum design, creation of appropriate assessment instruments, professional development activities, language-focused parent and community engagement activities, instructional delivery, and program evaluation.

Application materials can be downloaded at the following two links (either in Word or PDF) :

The grant application is due Monday, May 18, 2020. The DPI anticipates issuing eight to 12 grant awards of up to $35,000. Consortium applications may exceed these projected amounts. For more information, please contact:

David J. O'Connor, Education Consultant
American Indian Studies Program
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Telephone: (608) 267-2283
 

American Indian Language Revitalization Grant

In recognition of the importance American Indian nation languages and their relationship to student engagement and academic achievement, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issues award grants on a competitive, annual basis to school board, consortium of school boards, CESA, or Head Start agencies who partner with a tribal education authority or government.

These grant funds may be used for language activities related to providing instruction in one or more tribal languages as curricular or co-curricular offerings including, but not limited to, curriculum design, creation of appropriate assessment instruments, professional development activities, language-focused parent and community engagement activities, instructional delivery, and program evaluation.

Statute: 115.745 Tribal language revitalization grants

Rules: Subchapter VI — Grants for Tribal Language Revitalization

For questions about this information, contact David O'Connor (608) 267-2283