Education Dept. to Roll Out Alaska Native Funding Competition

Agency: Education Dept-DoEd. (Institute of Education Sciences); Program: Alaska Native Education Program (CFDA Number: 84.356A); Eligibility: Alaska Native organizations, nonprofits, schools, school districts and faith or community based organizations; Funding (estimated): $16.8 million for 33 awards was distributed last year (no match required); Deadline: TBA (the NOFA is to be released in May).

Summary: These 36-month grants support innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Alaska Native children and adults. Last year, Congress expressly authorized use of program funds for construction of facilities. Faith- and community-based groups can apply if they have experience in developing or operating programs to benefit Alaska Natives.

Info: (most recent NOFA); Almita Reed, 202/260-1979 or or Julius Cotton, 202/245-6288, (email).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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