Over 5 years,Running Strong will provide fifty $10,000 grants to American Indian youth to help make their dreams a reality. Working with a non-profit organization that will act as their mentor,each Dreamstarter will have the opportunity to create and manage community-Level projects based on their dream. Ten Dreamstarter projects will be chosen each year with particular focus on that year’s theme:
Year 1 2015: Wellness
Year 2 2016:Arts & Culture
Year 3 2017: Education
Year 4 2018: Science ft The Environment
Year 5 2019: Any of the above
Every Dreamstarter and her or his mentor organization will be sent to an all expenses paid, four-day training workshop hosted in Washington, DC by Running Strong. In addition to learning invaluable skills for making their dream become reality, grant recipients will have the opportunity to meet Olympic Gold Medalist and Running Strong
Spokesperson Billy Mil ls and other prominent Native American figures in Washington,D.C.
To apply for this grant, each eligible Dreamstarter must:
– Be under 30 years old
– Be an enrolled member of a current or terminated federal/ state Indian Nation
– Identify and apply with a qualifying 501(c)3 or 7871 non-profit serving one or
more American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian community
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Here. An excerpt:
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
- Must be majoring in a business related field
- Must be a junior, senior or graduate student
- Must be enrolled as a full-time student
- Must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
- If selected, candidate must be able to attend the NCAIED Scholarship Awards Luncheon
(Expenses including lodging, ground transportation and airfare within the U.S. will be provided by NCAIED)
*Important: If selected a candidate is unable to attend, award will be forfeited.
Here, from Fox 25 in Oklahoma. An excerpt:
Some Native American students in our area are getting help to move on to college or careers after graduation. The White House announced winners of $5.3 million in federal grants Thursday.
Six tribes in Oklahoma will received some money in the program, including the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribe which will work with El Reno Public Schools to help their students.
“This is one of those areas that we can use all the help we can get. We want our kids to graduate from here with the goal in mind,” El Reno schools superintendent Craig McVay said.
Of the students in the district, 12 percent are Native American, most belonging to the Cheyenne Arapaho tribe, McVay said.
Through the grant, those students will have their progress tracked from the 6th through 9th grades to make sure they’re getting the resources they need to move up after graduation and develop their abilities to do it.
The district will continue to work with them after that to see them through to college, vocational schools or careers.
The grants are part of an initiative by President Obama called “Generation Indigenous,” a project to help American Indian youth.
“These grants are an unprecedented investment in our native youth, and a recognition that tribal communities are best positioned to drive solutions and lead change,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement.
Tribes in nine states were awarded money. In Oklahoma the Absentee Shawnee tribe, Otoe-Missouri Tribe and the Creek, Cherokee, and Osage nations were also awarded grant money.
From the Dep’t of Education, here. An excerpt:
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $5.3 million in grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.
Under the new Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) program, the Department is making grants to a dozen recipients in nine states that will impact more than thirty tribes and involve more than 48 schools. These awards are a demonstration of President Obama’s strong commitment to improving the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children and a key element of his Generation Indigenous “Gen I” Initiative to help Native American youth.
“These grants are an unprecedented investment in Native youth, and a recognition that tribal communities are best positioned to drive solutions and lead change,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants are a down payment on President Obama’s commitment last summer at his historic trip to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to create new opportunities for American Indian youth to cultivate the next generation of Native leaders.”
TEDNA was one of the grantees, and its abstract is below.
The purpose of the Tribal Education Department National Assembly (TEDNA) Native Youth Community Partners (NYCP) Project (hereafter referred to as the TEDNA NYCP Project) is to develop, test, and demonstrate effectiveness of College and Career Readiness services and supports to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of Indian students in middle and junior high school among four tribes: the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. The TEDNA NYCP Project is expected to achieve the goal that all participating Grade 6-9 Indian students will improve College and Career Readiness as defined by a successful transition into high school with a GPA greater than 2.0. The project will develop a plan that addresses and supports College and Career Readiness that is locally informed. The TEDNA NYCP Project will use community-based strategies that improve high school success among Indian students by measuring behaviors and psychosocial attributes early in their academic experience that are often overlooked in standardized tests, but critical components of their academic success. Measureable objectives of the project are: (a) to increase the academic Achievement of participating Indian students in Grades 6-9 to be College and Career Ready; (b) to increase informed College and Career Planning with Indian students in Grades 6-9; and (c) to build a College and Career Readiness Culture so that everyone, especially educators, community, students, and families ALL believe that Indian students are capable of success in College and Career.
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) announces the availability of enhancement funds to tribes and their tribal education agencies to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations. This notice invites tribes with at least one BIE-funded school on their reservation/Indian land to submit grant proposals.
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Grant proposals must be received by September 21, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. BIE will hold pre-grant proposal training sessions. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for more information.
Complete details on requirements for proposals and the evaluation and selection process can be found on the BIE Web site at this address: www.bie.edu. Submit grant applications to: Bureau of Indian Education, Attn: Wendy Greyeyes, 1849 C Street NW., MS-4655-MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Email submissions will be accepted at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit email submissions to attachments compatible with Microsoft Office Word 2007 or later and files with a .pdf file extension. Emailed submissions may not exceed 3MB total in size. Fax submissions are NOT acceptable.Show citation box
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Wendy Greyeyes, Bureau of Indian Education, Office of the Director, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 208-5810.
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