Indian Education Grants to Local Educational Agencies

 

To address (1) the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Indian students, so that these students can meet the challenging state performance standards expected of all students, (2) to ensure that Indian students gain knowledge and understanding of Native communities, languages, tribal histories, traditions, and cultures; and (3) to ensure that teachers, principals, other school leaders and other staff who serve Indian students have the ability to provide culturally appropriate and effective instruction. This program is the Department's principal vehicle for addressing the particular needs of Indian children.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.060
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, Title VI, Part A, Subpart 1
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Local educational agencies (LEAs) that enroll at least 10 Indian children or in which Indians constitute at least 25 percent of the total enrollment. These requirements do not apply to LEAs serving Indian children in Alaska, California, and Oklahoma or located on, or in proximity to, an Indian reservation. Schools that receive funding from the Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) under Section 1130 of the Education Amendments of 1978, 25 U.S.C. 2001, are eligible to participate in this program. If an eligible LEA does not apply, an Indian tribe or an Indian organization that makes up at least half of the LEAs' Indian students may apply in lieu of the LEA. If no eligible LEA or Indian tribe or Indian organization applies for a grant, an Indian community-based organization may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible Indian children enrolled in eligible local educational agencies, BIE-funded schools, Indian organizations, and Indian Community Based Organizations.
Credentials/Documentation
The applicant must certify the number of eligible Indian children enrolled. The grant award is computed based on this information. An applicant must also assure that it has carried out a number of other required activities, including: holding a public hearing, establishing an Indian parent committee, if the applicant is an LEA, and making arrangements for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the project. No grant will be made unless the applicant has the written approval of the applicant's Indian parent committee.
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 eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency must be used for this program. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The LEA annually submits to the Department of Education an application describing its proposed project. Application forms are available from the headquarters office.
Award Procedure
Awards are issued annually directly to the applicant. Awards are made to all applicants that meet the applicable requirements of the Act and that have designed a project that meets the statutory requirements.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 160 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are contained in EDGAR; contact the program office for additional information.
How may assistance be used?
Grants supplement the regular school program, helping Indian children sharpen their academic skills, assisting students in becoming proficient in the core content areas, and providing students an opportunity to participate in enrichment programs that would otherwise be unavailable. Funds support such activities as Native American language programs, after-school programs, tutoring, and dropout prevention. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
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.
Records
Records must be maintained 3 years after the completion of the activity for which grant funds were used.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title ESEA, Title VI Part A Subpart 1, Section 6113

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for up to 12 months and funds must be spent or obligated within the project period. Payments are made by direct deposit upon request by LEAs. Contact the program office for this information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Kimberly Smith
Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Indian Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202 US
kimberly.smith@ed.gov
Phone: (202) 453-6459.
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oie/programs.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0101-0-1-501
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$105,381,000.00; FY 19 est $105,381,000.00; FY 20 est $100,381,000.00; FY 17$100,381,000.00; FY 16$100,381,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of New Awards: $4,000-$2,854,289; Average New Award: $81,125.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.

 



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