Funding National Breath of Life

Funding for National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages (National BoL) has largely come from federal grants. From its inception in 2011, National BoL has been supported primarily by the National Science Foundation - Documenting Endangered Languages Program (#1160685 - 2011, #1160685 - 2013, #1360675 - 2015, #1561167 - 2017). In 2018 National BoL 2.0 was funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Advancement Grant Level III (HAA-261218-18).

In 2021 National Breath of Life was funded through an NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training Grant (PE-277022-21) to begin building self-paced training modules that reflect the Native American Philology Module and also develop an apprenticeship program to advance community archives.

Substantial support has been provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Recovering Voices, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Myaamia Center at Miami University. Additional in-kind support has been provided by the National Anthropological Archives, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Library of Congress.