Alaska Native Educational Programs

 

To support projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Native students and to support supplemental education programs that benefit Alaska Natives.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.356
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Title VII, Part C.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Alaska Native organizations, education entities with experience in developing or operating Alaska Native programs or programs of instruction conducted in Alaska Native languages, cultural and community-based organizations with experience in developing or operating programs to benefit Alaska Natives, and consortia of organizations may apply. A State educational agency (SEA) or local educational agency (LEA) may apply as part of a consortium involving an Alaska Native organization. The consortia may include other eligible applicants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Alaska Natives as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Credentials/Documentation
This program is included under OMB Circular No. A-87. 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 eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and any priorities included in the application notice, and includes all required assurances and signatures.
Award Procedure
The Department of Education awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The Program Office notifies successful applicants of awards and negotiates and awards grants. Contact the Program Office for more information.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.
Appeals
The General Education Provisions Act hearing procedures regarding recovery of funds are applicable to this program.
Renewals
Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and substantial progress by the grantee.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria contained in EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210 are used to evaluate applications. Contact the program office for additional information.
How may assistance be used?
Allowable activities include, but are not limited to: (1) the development of curricula and education programs that address the educational needs of Alaska Native students; (2) the development and operation of student enrichment programs in science and mathematics; (3) professional development activities for educators; (4) family literacy services; and (5) dropout prevention programs. An eligible entity may use not more than 5 percent of the funds received under this program for the administrative costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this Subpart.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program annually shall submit to the Secretary a report of its operations and activities. Each annual report shall include: (1) An executive summary; (2) information on project status; (3) budget information; and (4) supplemental information. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
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.
Records
In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for 3 years after the end of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds under this program are available for the Department of Education to obligate by September 30 of the fiscal year for which they are appropriated. Once these funds are obligated, they must be expended from the Federal account by September 30 of the subsequent fiscal year. In addition, two years after the grantee's receipt of grant funds, the Secretary may collect any or all funds in a reserve account if the grantee has not made substantial progress or is no longer using the funds for their specified purpose. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and adequate progress on project implementation. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Almita Reed Department of Education, OESE School Improvement Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: almita.reed@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-1979
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/alaskanative/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-1000-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $31,453,000; FY 15 est $31,453,000; and FY 16 est $23,453,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of new awards: $200,000-$1,000,000; Average new award: $550,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
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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