Indian Vocational Training_United Tribes Technical College
To provide vocational training to individual American Indians through the United Tribes Technical College, located in Bismarck, North Dakota.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DIRECT PAYMENTS WITH UNRESTRICTED USE; TRAINING
Fiscal Year 2009: The United Tribes Technical College offers 23 vocational certificates and degrees. They have approximately 160 new students each year. Fiscal Year 2010: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2011: Information not available.
Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956, Public Law 84-959, 70 Stat. 986, as amended; Public Law 88-230, 77 Stat. 471, 25 U.S.C. 309; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Application to administer the program is limited to the United Tribes Technical College. Individual American Indian applicants must be a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, be in need of financial assistance, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Individual American Indians who are members of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Complete information on beneficiary eligibility is found in 25 CFR, Parts 26 and 27.
Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency Superintendent or an authorized Tribal representative that indicates the applicant is an enrolled member or registered with a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The application by the United Tribes Technical College to administer the program must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." The completed application should be submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Aberdeen Regional Office. Individual American Indian applicants should apply for program services using the application form designated by the College. Individual application forms may be obtained directly from the United Tribes Technical College or from Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency or Regional Offices listed in appendix IV of the Catalog.
Applications for individual subsistence benefits are approved by the designated United Tribes Technical College official.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
1 to 90 days.
Disputes between the United Tribes Technical College and the Bureau of Indian Affairs may be appealed through an informal conference with the deciding official, may be appealed 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. An appeal of a college official's decision must be made under the college's appeal procedures.
Awards to the United Tribes Technical College to administer the program may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the college and the availability of appropriations. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. Renewals of grants to individual beneficiaries are granted based on evidence of satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Final determination to fund an application is based on the individual's eligibility and financial need and total dollars available to the College.
How may assistance be used?
Financial aid is used to assist individual Indians to obtain a marketable skill through vocational training at the United Tribes Technical College, located in Bismarck, North Dakota. Restricted to American Indian people who are determined eligible for these services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the College. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. The United Tribes Technical College must submit the Federal Financial Report, SF 425. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
The United Tribes Technical College must retain financial records for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for three 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 to the United Tribes Technical College to administer the program are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the college. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the college. Grants to individual beneficiaries for subsistence are released monthly or quarterly, based upon individual needs. Vocational and employment counseling are provided by the college. Funding is limited in duration to the length of the vocational program, which varies by area of study. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be obtained from the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog or with the United Tribes Technical College. For direct contact: United Tribes Technical College, 3315 University Dr., Bismarck, North Dakota 58504. Contact: Vivian Gillette, Admissions. Telephone: (701) 255-3285, ext. 334.
Lynn Forcia, Office of Self-Governance and Self-Determination, Division of Job Placement and Training, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 2542 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 219-5270.
(Training) FY 09 $7,108,968; FY 10 est $7,108,968; and FY 11 est $7,108,968
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is between $500 to $3,000; Average $2,500.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 26 and 25 CFR 27. For awards to United Tribes Technical College see also 25 CFR Part 900.
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