MN Indian Affairs Council: Language Revitalization Grants


Request for Proposals

Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization Grant
Request for Proposals

According to the language set forth in the 2021 Minnesota Session Laws, 92nd Legislature, Special Session, Chapter 1, Article 4, Sec. 2, Subdivision 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. There are two funding sources available, competitive and immersion. 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 or email, Attention: Keegan Flaharty - no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 15, 2022. 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. Please clearly indicate what funding source you are applying for in your application.

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