According to the language set forth in the 2019 Minnesota Session Laws, 91st Legislature, Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 9, funds were allocated for the Indian Affairs Council to provide grants to preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian language and to foster education programs and immersion programs in Dakota and Ojibwe language. Total funds available for these competitive language grants is $1.134 million for a two year fiscal year funding cycle. All thorough and complete applications must be submitted to and received by the office of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, at 161 East St. Anthony Avenue, Suite 919, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103, Attention: Shannon Geshick - no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 31, 2019. No late proposals will be considered.
The Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization Grant program, which funds revitalization of Minnesota’s first languages, is underwritten by an appropriation from the state’s Legacy Fund Amendment. MN Legacy Fund Amendment Information. The eligible project areas are intentionally broad and somewhat flexible to allow creativity and innovation with intent that a diverse array of projects can be funded. Recognized educational institutions in Minnesota, and 510 (C)(3) non-profits located in the State of Minnesota and currently registered with the Secretary of State’s office are strongly encouraged to apply.
To view the FY2020/2021 RFP documents please click here: FY2020/2021 Grant RFP