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American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant

2022-2023 American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant

The 2021-23 State Biennial Budget reauthorized and appropriated the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) American Indian Language Revitalization grants at $222,800 for each year 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. These grants are to be distributed on a competitive annual 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 links (PDF):

Webinar #1 Date and Time: Monday, October 24, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration: Webinar Registration #1 | 2022-2023 American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant (Google Form)

Webinar #2 Date and Time: Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration: Webinar Registration #2 | 2022-2023 American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant (Google Form)

*Note, these two webinars will be same content and information shared but held on two different dates. No need to attend both webinars if interested and they will NOT be recorded.

The grant application is due Friday, November 4, 2022. 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
Teaching and Learning Team
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Telephone: (608) 267-2283
 

Background 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