Endangered Language Fund

Native Voices Endowment - For Certain Tribal Members

A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy

2016 Call for Proposals

The Native Voices Request for Proposals for 2016 is now closed.

ELF manages and distributes grants through the Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy. This funding comes from the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council, which received the revenues from the U.S. Mint's sale of the Lewis and Clark 2004 Commemorative Coin. Grants through this program will be available to members of the Native American tribes that came in contact with the Lewis and Clark Expedition between 1803-1806. Click here for a list of eligible tribes.

Grants are available for work on documentation and revitalization of the languages of these tribes. Principal Investigators must be enrolled tribal members or employees of tribal colleges. Scholarships for academic work in linguistics or the Native language, or for Master/Apprentice programs, are also available for tribal members.

To learn more about the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, please visit lewisandclark200.org

Applying for a Native Voices Endowment Grant:

The application deadline for the current round of annual Native Voices proposals was October 17, 2016. A list of eligible tribes is available here.