Native Hawaiian Education Act

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It is our desire to provide you with useful and timely information that will enhance your knowledge of elementary and secondary education programs and issues.

Mission and Responsibilities

The mission of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America’s children and families, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support.

The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education serves as principal adviser to the Secretary of Education on all matters related to elementary and secondary education. The Office is responsible for directing, coordinating, and recommending policy for programs designed to:

  • Assist State and local educational agencies to improve the achievement of elementary and secondary school students.
  • Help ensure equal access to services leading to such improvement for all children, particularly children who are educationally disadvantaged, Native American, children of migrant workers, or homeless.
  • Foster educational improvement at the State and local levels.
  • Provide financial assistance to local educational agencies whose local revenues are affected by Federal activities.

Program Office: Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs

Also Known As: Native Hawaiian Education Program, Education for Native Hawaiians


CFDA Number: 84.362A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

The purpose of this program is to develop innovative education programs to assist native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education.


Authorized activities include, among others: 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; special education programs; professional development for educators; and activities to enable native Hawaiian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs.

Who May Apply: (by category) Nonprofit Organizations, Other Organizations and/or Agencies

Who May Apply: (specifically) Native Hawaiian education organizations; Native Hawaiian community-based organizations; public and private nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions (including State Education Agencies [SEAs], Local Education Agencies [LEA]s, and Institutions of Higher Education [IHEs]) with experience in developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or programs of instruction in the Native Hawaiian language; and consortia thereof may apply.

Applicant Information


Deadline to submit full application: April 27, 2010

Deadline to request a waiver for electronic submission: April 13, 2010

Federal Register Notices


  • Thursday, March 18, 2010, 2:00 P.M. Eastern
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 2:00 P.M. Eastern
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 3:00 P.M. Eastern

To sign up for Technical Assistance Conference Calls, contact Baneesha Newsome at

  • Here is the Power Point presentation from the Technical Assistance Conference Calls. This will help you fill out the NHEP funding application.
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Current Application

FY 2010