Applications for 2023 Our Language grants are now being accepted. Doyon Foundation will award $5,000 grants to support local language revitalization projects as part of our ongoing efforts to revitalize the endangered Native languages of the Doyon region. Applications are due by Friday, February 24, 2023, at 5 p.m. AKST.
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.
Online applications are strongly preferred; interested applicants should complete the online application at doyonfoundation.com. If internet or computer access is unavailable, applicants may request a hard copy application by contacting email@example.com or 907.459.2110.
Grant applications must include a description of project goals and objectives, project timeline, plan to promote the project, an evaluation plan, a documentation plan, signed media release, project budget, a completed community language survey, and a letter of support from the village council or tribal office. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to complete the optional community language plan.
Each awardee must submit a final report at the end of their project. Final reports are due by Friday, September 29, 2023, unless an extension request is submitted. Previous awardees who did not submit a final report or request an extension are not eligible to receive funding. If you need assistance submitting a final report from a previous grant, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 907.459.2110.
Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is working to ensure the 10 ancestral languages of the Doyon region are passed along so they will survive and thrive for future generations. These languages are Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana), Deg Xinag, Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross), Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim), Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in), Doogh Qinag (Holikachuk), Hän, Iñupiaq and Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana).
Last year, the Foundation awarded 10 Our Language grants totaling $50,000 to support a wide variety of community-based language revitalization projects. Read more about our 2022 grantees at doyonfoundation.com.
To apply, complete the online application accessible at doyonfoundation.com. For additional information, contact Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program at email@example.com or 907.459.2110.