Tribally Controlled Community College Endowments


To provide grants to establish endowments for the Tribally Controlled Community Colleges and Universities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Tribally Controlled College Assistance Act, Public Law 95-471, 25 U.S.C. 640c - 1(c); 25 U.S.C. 1815.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Colleges chartered by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes which are governed by an Indian board of directors, are in operation more than one year, admit students with a certificate of graduation from a secondary institution or equivalent, provide certificates, associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees, are nonprofit and nonsectarian, and are accredited by a nationally recognized agency or association.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indian students 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.
Approved status as a Tribal College or University.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Colleges must complete an Endowment Fund agreement in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 1832(b).
Award Procedure
The headquarters office calculates the amount of the award and the grantee is notified the Division of Post-Secondary Education.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Established by the Division of Post-Secondary Education.
An applicant who disputes the amount of the award may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR Part 2.
Colleges must file an annual application to receive continued funding.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants meeting eligibility criteria are funded.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are to be used to establish endowments. Interest earned on the invested funds may be used to defray expenditures associated with the operation of the College including maintenance, administration, academic and support costs, and community and student services programs. No part of the net earnings of the trust fund may be used to benefit any private person.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. The Colleges must match an endowment grant with a capital contribution equal to half of the amount of the Federal contribution. Personal or real property received as a donation or gift may be applied toward the matching requirement.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis. Funds are prorated on the number of eligible and are issued with a Form 21 Grant Agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See BIA Regional Agency Offices. See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Catalog Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Juanita Mendoza
1849 C Street N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: (202) 208-3559
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$2,117,003.00; FY 19 est $2,000,000.00; FY 20 est $2,000,000.00; FY 17 FY 16 est $109,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $0.00 to $5,700; Average $5,700
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 41.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.


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