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Grants to USA Teachers and Educational Staff to Benefit Native American Students

Dreamstarter Teacher Grant Program


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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/16/23 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA teachers, administrators, and educational support staff to benefit Native American students. Funding is intended to address unmet needs in schools and classrooms serving Native students in preschool, elementary or secondary schools, or college. Preference is given to unique, sustainable projects.

Grant Funds may be used for:

  • Supporting student enrichment programs (after-school programs, school clubs, etc.)
  • Piloting new programs or activities for schools and students
  • Procurement of supplies, teaching materials, and equipment for schools
  • Field trips or school events


Additional Eligibility Criteria
• Educators, administrators, and teachers that serve at schools with a high concentration of Native students
• Native or non-Native teachers or support staff (for example, librarians, school social workers, guidance counselors) who teach and/or support Native students are eligible to apply.
• Schools may be located on federally or state-recognized Indian reservations, Rancherias, Pueblos, communities, or in Alaska Native villages or in urban areas in the United States.
• Students are defined as preschool/Head Start, elementary, secondary, and college students.
• Classes do not need to be 100% Native to be eligible, but the majority of students served by the Dreamstarter Teacher grant must be Native American.

Pre-Application Information
- March 28, 2023 – Applications Open
- June 16, 2023 – Applications Due at 11:59 pm EST
- August 15, 2023 – Successful Grantees Notified
- August 31, 2023 – Awards Distributed
- February 15, 2024 – Program Update Due
- June 30, 2024 – Grant Period End (All funds must be used by this date)
- August 15, 2024 – Final Grant Report Due

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $5,000

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For questions, email

Running Strong for American Indian Youth
8301 Richmond Highway, Ste. 200
Alexandria, VA 22309
Toll Free: 1-888-491-9859
(703) 317-9881 | Fax: (703) 659-6231

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