Native American Career and
Technical Education Program

Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP) provides roughly $14.1 million annually to federally-recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaskan Native entities, and eligible Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)- funded schools to provide career and technical education programs for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

Outcomes and Products

  • Native American and Alaska Native students who are better prepared to pursue further education or to enter high-skills, high-wage employment.
  • High quality career and technical education teachers, principals, administrators, and counselors.
  • Annual and final performance reports that document grantee's progress in meeting project goals and objectives.
  • Annual performance data on students' progress in achieving positive educational and employment outcomes.


In FY 2013, 31 grants were awarded through a competitive application process for a 2-year period. On July 6, 2015, a Federal Register Notice of Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period was published, which extended the current NACTEP grants for an additional 2-year period through 2017.
A new competition is not scheduled at this time.



NACTEP Federal
Register Notice

(PDF, 89 KB)

NACTEP Fact Sheet
(PDF, 228 KB)


Gwen Washington

(202) 245-7790

Linda Mayo
(202) 245-7792

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