Native Hawaiian Education

To develop innovative educational programs to assist Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education.

Examples of Funded Projects

Early education programs; family-based educaton centers; beginning reading and literacy programs; activities to address the education and cultural needs of Native Hawaiian studens; special education programs; professional development for Native Hawaiian educators; and activities to enable Native Hawaiian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Program Accomplishments

Approximately 23 new awards and 32 continuation awards were made in FY 2008.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Program funds may be used to carry a variety of authorized activities including, but not limited to: early education and care programs, family-based education centers, beginning reading and literacy programs, activities to address the needs of gifted and talented Native Hawaiian students, professional development for educators, and activities to enable Native Hawaiian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include: Native Hawaiian educational organizations and community-based organizations; public and private nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions with experience in developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or programs of instruction in the Native Hawaiian language; or consortia of the organizations, agencies, and institutions described above.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Native Hawaiian children and adults.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and any priorities included in the application notice, and includes all required assurances and signatures.

Award Procedures

The Department of Education awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The program office notifies successful applicants of awards and negotiates and awards grants. Contact the program office for more information.


Deadlines will be published in the Federal Register. Contact the program office for application deadlines and information.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title VII, Part B.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.




Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made for a period of up to five years, continuation awards are based on the availability of appropriations.

Post Assistance Requirements


Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program annually shall submit to the Department a report of its operations and activities.

Each such annual report shall include: (1) executive summary; (2) project status; (3) budget information; and (4) supplemental information.


The financial records of each eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart shall be maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and shall be subject to an annual audit by an independent public accountant.


In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for three years after the end of the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $33,907,000; FY 08 est $33,315,000; and FY 09 est $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average New Award: $421,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Department of Education, OESE Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 3W215, FB-6, Washington, DC 20202-6140. Contact: Joanne Osborne, E-mail: Telephone: (202) 260-1265.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria contained in EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210 are used to evaluate applications. Contact the program office for additional information.

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