FOCUS on Student Achievement

 

The FOCUS program targets schools where student achievement is close to meeting annual measurable objectives as set by their state?s achievement test and where additional resources could facilitate achievement of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by Public Law 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.149
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Authorization
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.; The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110, 20 U.S.C. 7401 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.
Credentials/Documentation
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
The BIE conducts a thorough review of all BIE schools' AYP status and data. The BIE then funds schools that are at the cusp of nearly meeting AYP status. Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.
Deadlines
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; and or after AYP determination is made by BIE.
Appeals
Tribal Governments wishing to appeal should write to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education. Appeals beyond this level are covered by 25 CFR Part 2.
Renewals
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Funds are added to the recipient school's Public Law 100-297 Grant or Public Law 93-638 Contract on July 1. 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 school performance as measured by their state's achievement test and the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator.
How may assistance be used?
FOCUS funds may be used for staff development and to implement proven instructional strategies designed to achieve annual growth for all students and “catch-up” growth for students performing below grade level expectations in reading and math.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
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.
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
joel.longie@bie.edu
Phone: (505) 563-5250
Website Address
http://www.bie.edu
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-501
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $18,000,000.00; FY 20 est $18,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $100,000 to $225,000; Average $153,333.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Use of funds must meet the purpose and intent of funding.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.

 


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