Education Program Management


To improve the administration and management of education programs funded by the Bureau of Indian Education.

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
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
25 U.S.C. 13 (The Snyder Act of November 2, 1921), 42 Stat. 208, P.L. 67-85; 90 Stat. 2233, P.L. 94-482; 20 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), P.L. 107-110; 25 U.S.C. 2001-2019 (The Education Amendments Acts of 1978) 92 Stat. 2143, P.L. 95-561, as amended; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended; Public Law 103-413, Title II Tribal Self-Governance
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Education funded school.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and members of American Indian Tribes.
Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. If the school serves students from multiple tribes, resolutions from tribal governing bodies representing at least 90 percent of the students are required. [Funds are only available for new tribes or tribal organizations requesting to operate a BIE funded school. Funds are for planning purposes only.]
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Contact IA for details.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
The BIE Education Line Officer will ensure the application is complete and forward the application to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education, with a recommendation for approval or disapproval.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Applications will be processed within 90 days.
An unsuccessful applicant 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 2 CFR 200.341.
Awards may be renewed annually upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to request renewal should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. The amount of the award may be adjusted as a result of individual tribal priorities and the annual Education Program Management appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 may be selected.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to plan for the tribal assumption of BIE funded schools and the administration of BIE funded education programs. Inherently Federal functions and responsibilities are noncontract able.
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. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Catalog Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Joe Herrin
Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: 202) 208-7658
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 21$70,000.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 19$0.00; FY 18$0.00; FY 14$70,000.00; FY 15 est $220,000.00; FY 16 est $70,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $50,000 to $200,000;
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR, Part 46; 25 CFR, Part 900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014 Feasibility study of one grant for all BIE funded Navajo schools
Fiscal Year 2015 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 Funds will support Tribes to accomplish the objectives of this program.


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