Education Enhancements


Education Program Enhancements provide resources for special studies, projects, new activities, and other costs associated with enhancing the basic educational programs provided to students. These funds allow BIE to provide specialized assistance to schools struggling to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) that is targeted to address the schools? unique needs and specific gaps in achievement. Typically, assistance involves implementation of specialized programs in reading and math, and staff development for principals, teachers and support staff.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information 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 and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with Bureau-funded schools may apply to administer the program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Children between the ages of 5 and 21 who are members of or are at least a one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Tribe should contact the Education Line Officer.
Award Procedure
Schools submit an application and sign assurances that they will implement the components of instructional model that includes use of scientifically based research programs in reading and/or math, use of a reading and/or math instructional coach(es), a scheduled block of instructional time in reading and/or math, a multi-tiered instructional delivery, use of specified formative assessments to determine effectiveness of instruction, and participation in professional development for principals, instructional coaches and teachers.
June 1, 2013 June 01, 2013. Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications by Tribal governments to administer the program will be processed within 90 days.
Not applicable.
Awards to Tribal Governments to administer the program may be renewed every year based upon satisfactory performance. A notice of intent to participate should be submitted yearly.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are selected based on the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used for staff development, and approved math and reading enhancement programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis based on satisfactory performance, and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor or grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released. Funds are added to the recipient school’s Public Law 100-297 Grant or Public Law 93-638 Contract on July 1 or when application is approved.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Joel Longie
Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, BIA Building 2, 1011 Indian School Road, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 332
Albuquerque, NM 87104 US
Phone: (505) 563-5250
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$2,627,821.00; FY 19 est $3,500,000.00; FY 20 est $3,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In Fiscal Year 2012 the average Reads grant was $23,052, and the maximum Reads grant was $176,038; the average Math Counts grant was $17,353 and the maximum Math Counts grant was 232,507..
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the BIE Education Line Officers.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.


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