Indian Child and Family Education


The Family And Child Education (FACE) program is designed to serve families with children from prenatal to age 5 in home and center-based settings. Families may receive services in one or both settings. FACE provides early childhood for all children from birth - to age five and adult education for their parents through family literacy, parental involvement, increasing school readiness, high school graduation rates among Indian parents, and encouraging life-long learning.

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; M - Training
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 Indian Affairs fulfilled program objectives by issuing a combined four Self Determination awards and one Cooperative Agreement in FY2020.
Fiscal Year 2021 Indian Affairs issued 7 new awards and modifications to existing awards to 7 recipients.
Fiscal Year 2022 Awards 14 grants to entities to complete the goals and objectives of the program.
Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 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 of Indian Education funded elementary schools may apply to administer the program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Parents and their Indian children under 5 years of age who live on a reservation with a Bureau-funded school.
The initial application must include the SF 424 and SF 424B, and may be accompanied by a resolution of the tribal governing body of the Tribe of the children served by or to be served by the organization. No documentation is required of the parents or children.
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 BIE Education Line Officer.
Award Procedure
Once an application is received, the Coordinator of the FACE program appoints a panel of readers from such organizations as the National Center for Family Literacy, the Parents as Teachers, Research Training Associates and BIE staff who are familiar with early childhood development. The panel reads, rates and ranks the applications. The coordinator then recommends to the Director, Office of Indian Education, those applications for approval.
June 1, 2022 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.
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.
Awards to Tribal Governments to administer the program may be renewed every 3 years based upon satisfactory performance. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted yearly and a full application must be submitted every 3 years.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are selected based on the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator. Final determination made by the Director, BIE, based on the Coordinator's recommendation.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used for early childhood education, adult education and parenting skills. Funds may not be used for administration or construction.
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. Funds are added to the recipient school's Public Law 100-297 Grant or Public Law 93-638 Contract on July 1.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See the BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Jeffrey Hamley
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) 563-5260
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$238,036.00; FY 23 est $236,043.00; FY 24 est $250,000.00; FY 21$38,776,567.00; FY 20$182,168.00; FY 19$7,759,638.00; FY 18$0.00; FY 17 FY 16 est $8,177,500.00; - Budget Fiscal Year 2024 estimate based on prior year appropriations and expenditures.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Each site receives approximately $289,910.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the Education Line Officers.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 Projects funded provided tribes with resources to obtain the objectives of this program.


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