Indian Education Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance
To provide funds to BIE funded elementary schools, secondary schools and peripheral dormitories for facilities operations and maintenance.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Fiscal Year 2018
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2017
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available. No Information Available.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq., Public Law 103-413, Title II Tribal Self-Governance Act, Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001; Tribally Controlled Schools Act, Public Law 100-297, and 25 U.S.C. 2501.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded elementary school, secondary school or peripheral dormitory.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and occupants and visitors of BIE funded elementary or secondary schools or peripheral dormitories.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial applications for status as a contract school must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Initial applications for status as a grant school should be developed in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.
Applications should be submitted to the BIE Education Line Officer (ELO) who will ensure that the application is complete. The application is forwarded by the ELO to the Director, Office of Indian Education Programs, with a recommendation for approval or disapproval. The dollar value of the awards is based upon school age and condition, size, utilities costs, and other pertinent factors.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 to 180 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 25 CFR Part 900.
Awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee and continued use of the facilities. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. The amount of the award may be adjusted based on appropriations and need.
How are proposals selected?
All applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 or the requirements of the Tribally Controlled Schools Act will be selected if they are currently served by a BIE-funded school.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for salaries and related expenses of maintenance personnel, utilities, maintenance of school grounds, supplies, equipment, materials, and for minor repairs to facilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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 and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Applications may be filed with the local BIE Education Line Office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
1849 C Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$17,980,797.00; FY 19 est $5,000,000.00; FY 20 est $10,000,000.00; FY 16 est $124,985,000.00; FY 17 - Direct Payments for Specified Use - Appropiation/Grant) FY 16 est. $124,985,000/S74,991,000
FY 2014 Operations $55,668,000/;32,856,345 Maintenance $48,396,000/26,272,194; FY 2015 est. Operations $55,865,000/33,591,000;Maintenance $48,591,000/29,754,000; FY 2016 est. Operations $66.098.000/$39,659,000;Maintenance $58,887,000/$35,332,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123): FY 2014 Range was $58,374 to $2,385,121; Average $533,888. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded elementary school, secondary school or peripheral dormitory.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, "Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments."
Examples of Funded Projects