Indian Education_Assistance to Schools
To fund programs that meet the unique and specialized needs of eligible Indian students.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Johnson-O'Malley Act of April 16, 1934; as amended, 25 U.S.C. 452; Indian Self Determination and Education and Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638; 25 U.S.C. 455-457.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Tribal organizations, Indian Corporations, school districts or States which have eligible Indian children attending public school districts and have established Indian Education Committees to approve supplementary or operational support programs beneficial to Indian students. Current funding is calculated with the 1995 JOM student count.
Children who are enrolled members of, or at least one-fourth or more degree of Indian blood descendant of a member of a federally recognized Indian tribal government eligible for service by the Bureau, and are between age 3 through grade 12 with priority given to those residing on or near Indian reservations.
As required for contract under 25 CFR Part 900. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
BIA will provide technical assistance when requested by a tribal organization. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application forms may be obtained from the BIE Education Line Officer. Completed applications which include an education plan based on needs assessments and an estimated budget are sent to the appropriate BIA Area or Agency Office.
The dollar value of the award depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through tribal participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation and Office of Self Governance budget formulation process. Contracts with Indian corporations, States and school districts are negotiated with the BIE Education Line Officer based on their 1995 JOM student count.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 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. 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 as a result of individual tribal priorities established in the budget formulation process.
How are proposals selected?
Johnson-O'Malley Parent Committee determination through needs assessments.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for supplemental programs to meet the special educationally related needs of eligible Indian students. Funds under this program may not be used for capital expenditures.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual reports required following the close of the year, as specified in 25 CFR 273. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. SF-425, Federal Financial Report required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Education Line Officers' addresses in Catalog Appendix IV.
Jennifer Davis Bureau of Indian Education
MS- 4657 MIB
1849 C Street N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Jennifer.Davis@bie.edu
Phone: (202) 208-4397
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 14 $21,592,000; FY 15 est $21,997,000; and FY 16 est $24,683,892
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $100 to $3,360,980; TPA Average $77,300.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR, Part 273; 25 CFR Part 900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: The largest contract was for $3,360,983. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.