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
Active
Program Number
15.047
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
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?
Applicant Eligibility
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.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and occupants and visitors of BIE funded elementary or secondary schools or peripheral dormitories.
Credentials/Documentation
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. 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. 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.
Award Procedure
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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 to 180 days.
Appeals
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.
Renewals
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?
Reporting
Program accomplishment reporting requirements will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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
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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local BIE Education Line Office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Joe Herrin 1849 C Street, NW,
MS-4657 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: joe.herrin@bie.gov Phone: (202) 208-7658
Website Address
http://www.bie.edu
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 14 $99,064,000; FY 15 est $10,545,600; and FY 16 est $124,985,000 - Direct Payments for Specified Use - Appropiation/Grant) FY 14 $99,064,000/59,129,000; FY 15 est. $105,456,000/$63,274,000; and 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
Not Applicable.

 


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