The Native American Vocational and Technical Education Program (NAVTEP) provides grants to projects that improve vocational and technical education that benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives. NAVTEP gives special consideration to exemplary approaches that involve, coordinate with, and encourage Tribal Economic Development Plans, as well as applications from tribally controlled community colleges.
General Program RequirementsWho May Apply:
- A Federally recognized Indian tribe
- A tribal organization
- An Alaska Native entity
- A Bureau-funded school proposing to use its award to support postsecondary vocational and technical education programs.
Who Benefits: Native Americans or Alaska Natives wishing to pursue special careers or technical education opportunities.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
To find out about special career and technical education opportunities, contact the local education coordinator for your tribal organization, Alaska Native entity, or Bureau-funded school.
Applicants may also access the Native American Career and Technical Education (NACTEP) Application Package on Grants.gov.
Program Contact Information
For more information, visit the Department of Education's Career and Technical Education NAVTEP page.