The Office of Indian Education will host a series of online webinar sessions for the 2016 NYCP competition. The first webinar is scheduled for March 9, 2016 and titled Native Youth Community Projects Pre-Application Webinar Session. You are invited to participate in a webinar event sponsored and presented by the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, and coordinated by The Millennium Group International (TMG) Technical Assistance Team.

This webinar will be the first in a series of five webinar presentations designed to support you through the Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) 2016 application process. It is designed to present an overview of the NYCP grant competition and effective, practical, and realistic strategies on the grant application process. This 90 minute webinar will focus on understanding the NYCP application and will be presented on March 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST. The webinar aims to build knowledge of applying for federal grants, highlight federal grant resources, address applicant concerns, and increase participants’ feelings of efficacy around federal grant application submission.

Registration for the Webinar is now open and will remain open until 1:00 PM EST on March 9, 2016.

To register, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7716231139655152132. GoToWebinar is an on-line registration service and will provide immediate confirmation upon registration.

Webinar Topic: Telling Your Story: Understanding the NYCP Application & What It Can Do for Your Community
Date: March 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM EST

On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  The Department of Education is now in the process of helping States and districts transition to and implement the law.  On February 4, 2015, the Department published a notice of intent to engage in negotiated rulemaking to:

  • update existing assessment regulations to reflect changes to section 1111(b)(2) of ESEA, and
  • to prepare proposed regulations related to the requirement under Section 1118(b) of ESEA, that title I, part A funds be used to supplement, and not supplant, non-Federal funds.

To help our stakeholders understand and be involved in this process, the Department is hosting a webinar, including a brief Q&A, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, to provide an overview of the rulemaking process, including negotiated rulemaking. Space is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  For this reason, we ask that groups have a single representative join.  For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be posted afterwards on http://www.ed.gov/essa