Native Language Immersion Grant
Provide capacity building grants for Bureau-funded schools to expand existing language immersion programs, or create new programs that will lead to oral Native language proficiency.
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
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Specialized group: Bureau of Indian Education Funded Schools
American Indian Student
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A request for proposals will be announced through Grants.Gov. At a minimum, the applicant will submit a project project proposal,(1-2 pages), a budget narrative (1-2 pages), a work plan outline (3-5 pages), and identification of a project director to manage the execution of the grant.
Program requirements are specified in the announcement of the request for proposals. Applications are to be submitted to the Sovereignty in Indian Education Program, 1849 C Street, NW, MS-3609, Washington DC 20240.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. Juanita Mendoza, Sovereignty in Indian Education Program, 1849 C Street, NW, MS-3609, Washington DC 20240.
How are proposals selected?
Program criteria are specified in the announcement for the individual program request proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Cannot replace the regular academic programs and must be designed to expand upon or improve services provided to students as part of the school's Native Language and regular academic programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Tribally controlled schools must submit an annual A-133 audit and quarterly 425 report
Financial records must be retained 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. Student records must be retained for five years.
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
For BIE tribally controlled schools, funds are available until expended. BIE operated schools have restrictions on the time permitted to spend the funds. The SIE contact person can further explain the restrictions placed on the time period in which to fully expend the funds awarded under the project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
1849 C Street, NW, MIB-3610
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 FY 17 est $0.00; - New Program
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $1,000.00 - $95,000, or greater. Average:$48,500 over one year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that Provide capacity building grants for Bureau-funded schools to expand existing language immersion programs, or create new programs that will lead to oral language proficiency.Fiscal Year 2018