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BIA announces $3M Living Languages Grant Program funding

June 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced on June 3 that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development is soliciting applications to the Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP).
  
The $3 million grant program will fund 15-60 grants, ranging from $25,000-$200,000, to federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities to document, preserve and revitalize Native languages and build active speaker capacity.

“Native languages are a vibrant aspect to the cultural heritage of the United States,” Sweeney said. “The Living Languages Grant Program will offer competitive funding to programs that promote, preserve and protect Native languages.  Indian Affairs is proud to support American Indian and Alaska Native cultures through this new grant program.”

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