• Granting Agency: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.
  • Appropriation Amount: $19,800,000
  • Grant Amount: Estimated range of awards $300,000 to $500,000 for each 12-month budget period, No match
  • Announcement Date: July 13, 2021
  • Notice of Intent to Apply: July 23, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 13, 2021

Pre-Application Webinar: July 28, 2021 – Individuals interested in attending this webinar for prospective applicants are encouraged to pre-register by emailing their name, organization, and contact information with the subject heading “ARP-AIRE GRANTS PRE-APPLICATION WEBINAR” to shahla.ortega@ed.gov.
Federal Registry Announcement
Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs

Purpose: American Indian Resilience in Education (ARP-AIRE) program is to support Tribal education agencies (TEAs) in the provision of direct services to Indian children and youth. ARP-AIRE is a one-time discretionary grant competition with a $20 million appropriation authorized under Section 11006(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) to provide awards to Tribal Education Agencies for activities authorized under section 6121(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.  Those activities include a broad range of direct services to Indian children and youth, their teachers, and families.

Eligible Expenditures: American Indian Resilience in Education. To meet this priority, applicants must propose a culturally relevant project designed to assist and encourage Indian children and youth to enter, remain in, or reenter school at any grade level from Pre-K through grade 12, that includes at least one of the following activities from section 6121(c) of the ESEA: (1) Innovative programs related to the educational needs of educationally disadvantaged Indian children and youth. (2) Educational services that are not available to such children and youth in sufficient quantity or quality, including remedial instruction, to raise the achievement of Indian children in one or more of the subjects of English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, art, history, and geography. (3) Bilingual and bicultural programs and projects. (4) Special health and nutrition services, and other related activities, that address the special health, social, and psychological problems of Indian children and youth. (5) Comprehensive guidance, counseling, and testing services. (6) Early childhood education programs that are effective in preparing young children to make sufficient academic growth by the end of grade 3, including kindergarten and Pre-K programs, family-based preschool programs that emphasize school readiness, screening and referral, and the provision of services to Indian children and youth with disabilities. (7) Partnership projects between local educational agencies and institutions of higher education that allow secondary school students to enroll in courses at the postsecondary level to aid such students in the transition from secondary to postsecondary education. (8) Partnership projects between schools and local businesses for career preparation programs designed to provide Indian youth with the knowledge and skills such youth need to make an effective transition from school to a high-skill career. (9) Programs designed to encourage and assist Indian students to work toward, and gain entrance into, institutions of higher education. (10) Family literacy services. (11) Activities that recognize and support the unique cultural and educational needs of Indian children and youth, and incorporate traditional leaders. (12) High-quality professional development of teaching professionals and paraprofessionals.

Eligible Applicants:
Tribal Education Agencies