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American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant

2023-2024 American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant

The 2023-25 State Biennial Budget was signed on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 and appropriated to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) $222,800 for each fiscal year 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 for the American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grants.

As a result, we are now posting the grant application and scoring rubric. The grant deadline to apply will be August 18, 2023. We encourage you to start developing your application for your language program now. In addition to providing, you with a copy of the scoring rubric that reviewers will be using to evaluate your proposal, we will also be providing you with the opportunity to connect with the grant coordinators to help answer any questions you may have regarding your planned program.

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. Allowable activities include, but are 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: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration: Webinar Registration #1 | 2023-2024 American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant (Google Form)

Webinar #2 Date and Time: Monday, August 7, 2023 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration: Webinar Registration #2 | 2023-2024 American Indian Language Revitalization - State Grant (Google Form)

*Note, these two webinars will have the same content and information shared but held on two different dates. These webinars are for you if you need further support in developing and writing your proposal. If you decide to attend the webinars, there is no need to attend both webinars, just choose the one that best fits your schedule. The webinars will not be recorded. 

The grant application is due Friday, August 18, 2023. 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
 

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