Ironworker Training Program
To provide ironworker vocational training, apprenticeships, and job placement to eligible American Indians through the National Ironworkers Training Program, located in Broadview, Illinois.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2010: Over 120 individuals have participated in this program; over 80 completed their training and over 60 of these individuals were subsequently employed as ironworkers. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data 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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants must be an American Indian who is a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
American Indian who is a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government, at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, 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, Part 26.
Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency Superintendent or 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. Applicants should apply for program services on Bureau of Indian Affairs Form BIA-8205 at the nearest Bureau Employment Assistance office or tribal government office.
Individual applications are processed at the Bureau agency or tribal contract offices to determine eligibility.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
1 to 90 days.
Appeals may be made to the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Agency Superintendent or to the Regional Director. The complete appeal process for an individual is found in 25 CFR, Part 2, "Appeals of Administrative Actions." Appeals of a Tribal contractor's decision must be made under the Tribe's appeal procedures.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are received for both vocational training and direct employment participants. Final determination to fund an application is based on the individual's eligibility.
How may assistance be used?
Eligible American Indians who reside on or near an Indian reservation may receive vocational training in ironworking and assistance with job placement upon completion of the program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance for Ironworker training is not to exceed 12 weeks. Payments for subsistence and related training costs are released as required by beneficiary. Job placement assistance is provided upon completion of training. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: None.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed at the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. For direct contact: , Mr. Russell Geishwnd, Director, National Ironworkers Training Program for American Indians, 1819 Beach Street, Broadview, Illinois 60153. Telephone (708)345-2344.
Lynn Forcia, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Ave., N.W., MS-20-SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20245 Phone: (202) 219-5270.
(Project Grants) FY 10 $500,000; FY 11 est $500,000; and FY 12 est $500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Students receive $185 per week for the duration of the program for room and board and miscellaneous expenses. Work clothes and tools are also provided.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 26.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: This program provides vocational training and job placement in ironworking to individuals. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available