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
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data 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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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 office, 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?
OMB 1076-0105, Annual Report. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required. 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.
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: 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 program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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 Regional Agency Offices. 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, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Phone: (202) 208-3559
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $109,000; FY 15 est $109,000; and FY 16 est $109,000
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 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.


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