Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs: Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program CFDA Number 84.299A


Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program is to provide financial assistance to projects that develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian students. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.299A.

General information about this opportunity
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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for this program are State educational agencies; LEAs, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law; Indian tribes; Indian organizations; BIE-funded schools; Indian institutions (including Indian IHEs); or a consortium of any of these entities. The absolute priority for NYCP requires that an applicant be a member of a partnership that includes at least one tribe or its TEA and at least one LEA or BIE-funded school. Applications will be rejected that do not include at least these two types of partners. Note: Including as a partner an Indian organization or Indian IHE does not satisfy the requirement, under the absolute priority, of including the tribe itself as one of the partners. A tribe may designate another entity to apply on its behalf only if the entity submits as part of its application a tribal resolution authorizing the designation for the purpose of applying for and administering this Demonstration grant. Applicants applying as an Indian organization must demonstrate that the entity meets the definition of ``Indian organization'' in 34 CFR 263.20. The term ``Indian institution of higher education'' means an accredited college or university within the United States cited in section 532 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), any other institution that qualifies for funding under the Tribally Controlled College or University Assistance Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and Dine College (formerly Navajo Community College) authorized in the Navajo Community College Assistance Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 640a et seq.).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Applications Available: February 29, 2016. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 29, 2016. Notice of Intent to Apply: The Department will be able to review grant applications more efficiently if we know the approximate number of applic
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Julius Cotton
ED FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288
Program Manager:
John Cheek,
U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3W215,
Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 401-0274 or by ema
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