Indian Child Welfare Act_Title II Grants

 

To promote the stability and security of American Indian tribes and families by protecting American Indian children and preventing the separation of American Indian families and providing assistance to Indian tribes in the operation of child and family service programs designed to prevent the break up families.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.144
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: There are over 27,000 referrals each year to the more than 500 Bureau and tribal programs for child abuse and neglect investigations. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Indian Child Welfare Act; Public Law 95-608, 92 Stat. 3075, 25 U.S.C. 1901.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
American Indian children and families.
Credentials/Documentation
Initial application must be accompanied by an authorizing resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Application procedures are contained in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart C "Grants to Indian Tribes for Title II Indian Child and Family Service Programs." The application must contain the information specified in Section 23.33 "Tribal Government Application Content." Completed applications should be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office listed in Appendix IV.
Award Procedure
In most instances, awards can be approved at the agency or regional level. The dollar value of the grant depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget formulation process.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
An unsuccessful applicant may appeal a Bureau of Indian Affairs official's decision under the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart F "Appeals," and 25 CFR Part 2 "Appeals from Administrative Actions.".
Renewals
Grants may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the grantee. The amount of the award may be adjusted as a result of individual tribal priorities established in the budget formulation process.
How are proposals selected?
Only applicants who received Indian Child Welfare Act Title II grants in 1994 and who meet the requirements contained in 25 CFR Part 23 will be funded if the program has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.
How may assistance be used?
Operation and maintenance of counseling facilities, family assistance (homemaker and home counselors), protective day care, and after school care, recreational activities, respite care, employment of professionals to assist tribal courts personnel, education and training, foster care subsidy programs, legal advice and representation, home improvement programs with the primary emphasis of upgrading unsafe home environments, preparation and implementation of child welfare codes, and providing matching shares for other Federal programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. The Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required. Program accomplishment reporting requirements are specified in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart E, Section 23.47 "Reports and Availability of Information to Indians.".
Auditing
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.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the tribe/grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Information can be secured from the Agency Superintendents and from Regional Directors. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.
Headquarters Office
Deputy Director, Office of Tribal Services, Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, N.W., MS 320 SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7640.
Website Address
http://www.doi.gov/bia/ots/otshome.htm; http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-452.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 10 $11,143,000; FY 11 est $11,039,000; and FY 12 est $11,039,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$26,449 to $750,000; $60,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 23; 25 CFR 2.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: An Indian Child Welfare Program operated by an Indian tribe in North Carolina. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available.

 



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