First Nations Development Institute launched a request for proposals (RFP) process for our newest effort, the Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII). First Nations will award about 12 grants of up to $90,000 each to build the capacity of and directly support Native language-immersion and culture-retention programs. The initiative includes American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian language programs. Deadline is March 23, 2018. Eligibility is limited to U.S.-based tribal government programs, tribal 7871 entities, Native-controlled nonprofit organizations, and Native-controlled community organizations with a fiscal sponsor. See announcement here: