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Historic Investment: $17.4 Million in Grants Available to Help Native Yout

March 7, 2016

Historic Investment: $17.4 Million in Grants Available to Help Native Youth

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Feb. 29 that it is more than tripling—from $5.3 million to $17.4 million—the availability of funding for grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready. 

The extra support is being provided for Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) as an ongoing step toward implementing President Obama’s commitment to improving the lives of American Indian and Alaskan Native children. The grants will support the President’s Generation Indigenous “Gen I” Initiative to help Native American youth.

In a Federal Register notice, the Department said it expects to make approximately 19 demonstration awards ranging from $500,000 to $1 million to tribal communities before Sept. 30.

The announcement builds on the NYCP grants awarded last year to a dozen recipients in nine states that impacted over 30 tribes and involved more than 48 schools.

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