$5,000 Grants Available for Language Revitalization Projects
The 10 ancestral languages of the Doyon region are all severely to critically endangered, and will be lost within the span of a few generations if no action is taken. To support the revitalization of Interior Alaska’s Native languages, Doyon Foundation will award a total of six grants of up to $5,000 each. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, February 24, 2017, at 5 p.m. Applications are available at www.doyonfoundation.com.
Doyon region tribal governments/tribal councils/communities; not-for-profit Alaska Native organizations, societies and community groups; and Alaska Native cultural, educational and recreational organizations/centers are eligible to apply for an Our Language grant.
Grant proposals must include a project description and timeline; plan for language documentation; project budget; completed community language survey; letter of support from village council or tribal office; and community language plan (optional).
An application packet, with complete details and instructions, is available on the Doyon Foundation website, www.doyonfoundation.com. Additional information is also available by contacting Sommer Stickman, Doyon Foundation administrative assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-459-2048.