158_Our Language Grants Extended Promotion_FB-INNew deadline: Proposals due May 1

In light of recent developments in communities across Alaska, the country and the world, Doyon Foundation is extending the application deadline for the 2020 Our Language grants until Friday, May 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. We are also extending the final report deadline from September 30 to October 30, 2020.

We understand many are making preparations to protect families and loved ones, while also facing new challenges of working remotely and finding new ways to stay connected. We hope this deadline extension will allow applicants the additional time they need to develop their project ideas and grant proposals.

We encourage communities to find new ways to work with language revitalization, especially with Elder first language speakers. We must protect our Elders, and find ways to work with them either through telephone, or distance technology platforms like Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime or WebEx.

As a reminder, Doyon Foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 to support language revitalization efforts as part of our continuing effort to revitalize the endangered Native languages of the Doyon region. The 10 ancestral languages of the Doyon region are all severely to critically endangered, and will be lost within the span of a few generations if no action is taken.

Doyon region tribal governments/tribal councils/communities; nonprofit Alaska Native organizations, societies and community groups; and Alaska Native cultural, educational and recreational organizations/centers are eligible to apply for an Our Language grant.

Download the application in Word here, or download a PDF application packet hereOr help us spread the word by sharing our updated flyer. For additional information, contact Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com. We look forward to seeing your proposals, and are available to discuss your project ideas.