Program Description

This program provides grants and related assistance to Native American-serving, non-tribal institutions to enable such institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals.

Grants awarded under this section shall be used by Native American nontribal-serving institutions to assist such institutions to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out activities to improve and expand such institutions' capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals.

General Program Requirements

An institution of higher education is eligible to receive funds from the amounts available under this program if such institution is a Native American-serving nontribal institution as defined in the authorizing program statute and certifies, at the time of submission, that it has an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Native American.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

A school must be designated an eligible institution before applying for funding under this program. All applicants are required to submit an application online through

Program Contact Information

Bora Mpinja
Program Manager, Office of Postsecondary Education

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number84.031X
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceNon-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Length of Program5 years per grant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Tribes Funded by this Program1 school

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