Indian School Equalization
To provide funding for primary and secondary education.
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 2016
No Current Data Available Fiscal. No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2017
No Information Available.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.; Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.; Tribally Controlled Schools Act, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally Recognized Indian Tribes or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Education funded school.
Children between the ages of 5 and 21 who are a member of or are at least a one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.
Written evidence of approval of the application by the tribal governing body of the students served by or to be served by the school. "Tribal governing body" means the tribal governing body or tribal governing bodies that represent at least 90 percent of the students served by such school.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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. An applicant should consult the BIE Education Line Officer who will provide technical assistance.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To become a contract school, applications should be developed in accordance with 25 CFR Part 900. To become a grant school, applications should be developed in accordance with 25 USC 2501 et. seq.
The BIE Education Line Officer will ensure the application is complete and forward the application to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education, with a recommendation for approval or disapproval.
July 1, 2015 Schools must submit their applications and a copy of the tribe's approval of the application by March 1. Evidence that all administrative systems are in place such as accounting, personnel and property must be submitted by July 1.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications for contract schools will be processed within 90 days; applications for grant schools will be processed within 180 days after the date the application is submitted to the Education line Officer.
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 are made annually and are renewed automatically based on satisfactory performance by the grantee.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants meeting eligibility requirements are funded.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for the education of Indian children in Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded schools. Funds may not be used for construction.
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: Title 25 Chapter 39 25
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds may be paid in advance, are awarded annually on an indefinite basis based on performance, and remain with the Self Determination contractor or grantee until spent. Funds are added to the recipient school's Public Law 100-297 Grant or Public Law 93-638 Contract on July 1 and December 1. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office: Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-4657 MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$511,796,829.00; FY 19 est $174,999,999.00; FY 20 est $200,000,000.00; FY 17 FY 16 est $391,857,000.00; - FY 16 est. $391,857,000/$240,908,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The FY 2014 range was $161,000 to $8,930,300. The average was $2,007,600 per grant school.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 39; 25 CFR 45; 25 CFR 900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available Fiscal. No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2017
No Information Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Information Available.