Native American Employment and Training Grant

What is the aim of the Native American Employment and Training Grant?

To support employment and training activities for Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals in order: to develop more fully the academic, occupational, and literacy skills of such individuals; to make such individuals more competitive in the workforce; and to promote the economic and social development of Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities in accordance with the goals and values of such communities. Supplemental youth funding is also awarded to help low income Native American youth and Native Hawaiian youth, between the ages of 14 and 21, acquire the educational skills, training, and the support needed to achieve academic and employment success and successfully transition to careers and productive adulthood.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Native American Employment and Training Grant?

Federally-recognized Indian Tribal Governments, bands or groups, Alaska Native villages or groups (as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 43 U.S.C. 1602(b)), Hawaiian Native communities meeting the eligibility criteria, and Native American Organizations (public bodies or private nonprofit agencies) selected by the Secretary on a competitive basis.

Tribes, bands, and groups may also form consortia in order to qualify for designation as a grantee. An independently eligible grantee shall be a Federally-recognized tribe or other Indian or Native American entity which has: (1) A governing body as defined in 20 CFR 668.200(a); (2) (for new grantees) an identifiable Native American resident population sufficient to generate the funding level(s) outlined at 20 CFR 668.200(a)(3) within its designated service area; and (3) the capability to administer Indian and Native American employment and training programs as outlined at 20 CFR 668.220. Detailed requirements for consortium grantee applicants are set forth at 20 CFR 668.200(b). Supplemental funding is automatically awarded to entities that serve Native American youth and Native Hawaiian youth living on or near reservations, and the States of Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Alaska.

How and Where to Apply for the Native American Employment and Training Grant?

The Employment and Training Administration publishes a Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) in the Federal Register every two years.

The SGA provides the application and award process for interested entities to apply for funding to serve specified geographic areas. After prospective grantees have filed a notice of intent and new applicants have additionally provided the information cited in 20 CFR 668.240, designation decisions are made. Subsequently, designated grantees must submit a Comprehensive Services Plan to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment, Indian and Native American Programs (INAP), Department of Labor.

In addition, grantees must describe the administrative, planning, and operational elements needed to implement a WIA Section 166 program. Instructions for completing these documents are issued by the Employment and Training Administration through a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL).

How much is the Range and Average of Native American Employment and Training Grant?

The range and average of financial assistance varies by year. Amounts are published annually in the Federal Register.Under the Recovery Act of 2009, the range of grants was $ 6,554 to 3,956,397.

For more info on the Native American Employment and Training Grant, contact:

Headquarters Office
Evangeline M. Campbell, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room S-4209, Washington, District of Columbia 20210
Phone: (202) 693-3737
Fax: (202) 693-3817
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