Assistance for Indian Children with Severe Disabilities


To provide for the special education and related services of Indian children with severe disabilities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: 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.; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 101-476, 20 U.S.C. 1400.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Members or direct descendants of members of Federally recognized tribes and enrolled in a BIA-funded school.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indian children enrolled in a Bureau- funded school who are between the ages of five and twenty-one who have been determined by a multi-disciplinary team comprised of parents, teachers, school administrators and other concerned parties to be in need of specialized services available only in residential settings. Children whose fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31 or whose twenty-second birthday occurs during the course of the regular school year shall be regarded as eligible children for the entire school year.
An Individual Education Program must be developed by a multi-disciplinary team. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
A parent, classroom teacher, Tribal educator or other concerned party must identify a student as needing services and inform the head of the school attended by the student. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The Individual Education Program is submitted to either the Residential Education Placement Program Coordinator at the New Mexico Navajo Central Education Line Office, the Standing Rock Education Line Office or the Bureau of Indian Education Office's Division of Performance and Accountability in Albuquerque, NM.
Award Procedure
The multi-disciplinary team in conjunction with the concerned Institutionalized Coordinator determines in what institution the child will receive services.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
10 to 45 days.
The appeals process is outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Public Law 101-476, 20 U.S.C. 1400.
Individual Education Programs must be updated annually on the anniversary date of the Individual Education Program for as long as the student requires services.
How are proposals selected?
All Individual Education Programs are funded.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, direct academic services and administration including staff development. Funds may only be used for students who are enrolled in a Bureau-funded school.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. The Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of the 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 litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
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
Payments are made directly to the institution in which the eligible child is placed. 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 Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Jeff Hamley, Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, 1011 Indian School Road, Suite 332, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 Email: Phone: (505) 563-5255.
Website Address;
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 10 $1,851,406; FY 11 est $1,851,406; and FY 12 est $1,908,594
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average education cost for students in institutions is between $140 and $300 per day.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 38; 25 CFR 39; 25 CFR 42; 25 CFR 43; 25 CFR 45; 25 CFR 900; 34 CFR 300; 34 CFR 300 (Appendix C); 34 CFR 303.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available


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