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Career and Technical Education - Grants to Native Americans and Alaska Natives Benefits

Program Description

The Native American Vocational and Technical Education Program (NAVTEP) provides grants to projects that improve vocational and technical education that benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives. NAVTEP gives special consideration to exemplary approaches that involve, coordinate with, and encourage Tribal Economic Development Plans, as well as applications from tribally controlled community colleges.

General Program Requirements

Who May Apply:
  1. A Federally recognized Indian tribe
  2. A tribal organization
  3. An Alaska Native entity
  4. A Bureau-funded school proposing to use its award to support postsecondary vocational and technical education programs.
Any tribe, tribal organization, Alaska Native entity, or eligible bureau-funded school may apply individually or as part of a consortium with one or more eligible tribes.

Who Benefits: Native Americans or Alaskan Natives wishing to pursue special careers or technical education opportunities.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To find out about special career and technical education opportunities, contact the local education coordinator for your tribal organization, Alaskan Native entity, or Bureau-funded school.

Applicants may also access the Native American Career and Technical Education (NACTEP) Application Package on

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit the Department of Education's Career and Technical Education NAVTEP page.