Administrative Cost Grants for Indian Schools


To provide grants to tribes and tribal organizations operating schools for the purpose of paying administrative and indirect costs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.; Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.; Tribally Controlled Schools Act, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or Tribal Organizations operating a Bureau of Indian Education funded school.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations operating a Bureau funded elementary or secondary school under a Public Law 100.297 grant or Public Law 93-638 Self-determination Contract with the Bureau of Indian Education.
Approved status as a Public Law 100-297 Grant or a Public Law 93-638 Self Determination Contract School. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. No separate application is required. The additional allocation will be calculated by the Bureau of Indian Education and added to the underlying award.
Award Procedure
The headquarters office calculates the amount of the award and the grantee is notified by the BIE Education Line Officer.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
An applicant who disputes the amount of the award may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR Part 900.
Awards are renewed automatically based on satisfactory performance by the grantee.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants meeting eligibility criteria are funded.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for program services related to administrative overhead, operations necessary to meet requirements of the law, prudent management practices, and other necessary support functions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Narrative Report and a program evaluation by an impartial third party such as an accrediting agency. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Public Law 25 U.S.C. 2008(a).
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made available on July 1 and December 1 each year and remain available without fiscal year limitation until expended by the contractor/grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Joe Herrin Headquarters Office: Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3609 MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Phone: (202)208-7658
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $48,253,000; FY 15 est $62,395,000; and FY 16 est $75,335,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $127,600 to $1,166,200; Average $405,967.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 39; 25 CFR 45; 25 CFR 900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.


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