Funding Helps Preserve Native American Language, Strengthen Childhood Development

(August 25, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on Aug. 18 announced new funding of up to $5.8 million to help tribal communities boost early learning and development services, enhance native language revitalization efforts and assess and improve the handling of child welfare cases including abuse, neglect, guardianship and adoption.

HHS will award $4.2 million for Native American language revitalization, $600,000 for the Tribal Early Learning Initiative (TELI) and $1 million for the Tribal Court Improvement Program (TCIP).

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Burwell announced the...
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