Program Description

For FY 2015 there is a new Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) priority under the Demonstration Program competition in which the Office of Indian Education will be soliciting applications.

General Program Requirements

SEAs, LEAs, Indian tribes, Indian organizations, federally supported elementary and secondary schools for Indian students, and Indian institutions, including Indian IHEs, or a consortium of such institutions may apply.

Although the partnerships may include various entities and organizations, the application must be submitted by an eligible entity.

The eligible entities are defined in statute. The lead applicant, that is, the entity that submits the application, must be one of the following: State educational agency, local educational agency, Indian tribe, Indian organization, federally supported elementary school or secondary school for Indian students, or Indian institution (including an Indian institution of higher education (IHE)).

An appropriate application submitted by an eligible entity partnering with other ineligible entities will be reviewed and is eligible for funding.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through

Program Contact Information

Joyce Silverthorne
Director of Office of Indian Education

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number84.299A
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)12 grants in 2015
Length of ProgramFour years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Tribes Funded by this Program12 new grants in 2015 include tribes as partners

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