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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
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 IA fulfilled program objectives by issuing a combined 100 Self-Governance, Self-Determination, and BIE education awards.
Fiscal Year 2021 Indian Affairs issued 130 new awards and modifications to existing awards to 121 recipients.
Fiscal Year 2022 Awards 13 grants to entities to complete the goals and objectives of the program.
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?
Applicant Eligibility
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.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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.
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. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. BIA will provide technical assistance when requested by a tribal organization.
Application Procedure
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.
Award Procedure
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.
Not applicable.
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?
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 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Education Line Officers' addresses in Catalog Appendix IV.
Headquarters Office
Jennifer Davis
Bureau of Indian Education
MS- 4657 MIB
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: (202) 208-4397
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 22$1,308,800.00; FY 23 est $3,775,579.00; FY 24 est $4,000,000.00; FY 21$50,286,779.00; FY 20$5,912,132.00; FY 19$11,564,080.00; FY 18$22,153,170.00; FY 17 FY 16 est $24,683,892.00; - Funding provided based on unique needs by Indian Tribes. Budget Fiscal Year 2024 estimate based on prior year appropriations and expenditures.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range depends on unique needs of Indian Tribes and cannot be defined. Dollar limits to not apply to this type of CFDA to support Indian Tribes.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR, Part 273; 25 CFR Part 900.
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 will provide Tribes resources to meet the objectives of this program.


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