Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions


To make grants to eligible tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions to provide career and technical education (CTE) services and basic support for the education and training of Indian students.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants; Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, Section 117, 20 U.S.C 2327.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
A tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution that: (1) Is formally controlled, or has been formally sanctioned or chartered, by the governing body of an Indian tribe or Indian tribes; (2) offers a technical degree- or certificate-granting program; (3) is governed by a board of directors or trustees, a majority of whom are Indians; (4) demonstrates adherence to stated goals, a philosophy, or a plan of operation, that fosters individual Indian economic and self-sufficient opportunity, including programs that are appropriate to stated tribal goals of developing individual entrepreneurships and self-sustaining economic infrastructures on reservations; (5) has been in operation for at least 3 years; (6) holds accreditation with or is a candidate for accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting authority for postsecondary vocational and technical education; (7) enrolls the full-time equivalent of not less than 100 students, of whom a majority are Indians; and (8) receives no Federal funds under the Tribally Controlled College or University Act of 1978 or the Navajo Community College Act may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indian students and tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions not receiving Federal funds under the Tribally Controlled College or University Act of 1978 or the Navajo Community College Act may benefit.
Signature by authorized designated official on the application is required. Allowability of costs is determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.". This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications must be prepared and submitted to the Department of Education in accordance with program announcements and established deadlines as published in the Federal Register.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed in accordance with Federal Register program notices inviting applications and the regulations in 34 CFR Part 75.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 to 150 days after deadline for transmitting applications.
The statute authorizing this program provides applicants with a statutory complaint resolution procedure for grant determinations and calculations (20 U.S.C. 23279(g)).
Continuation awards are made to grantees contingent upon the availability of appropriations and subject to grantees submitting acceptable performance reports, in accordance with 34 CFR 75.253.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria were published in the notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register on May 15,2007. (72 FR 27297).
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to train teachers, purchase equipment, provide instructional services, and provide institutional support related to CTE activities carried out under the grant. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements. However, the statute authorizes grantee institutions not to use a restricted indirect cost rate (20 U.S.C. 2327(c)(3)). For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group (202) 708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees must submit financial status, performance, and expenditure reports, as required by the Department of Education General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 75.720. Specific reporting requirements are discussed in the program's Federal Register program announcements and in the award document. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. The Department monitors grantee performance under this program.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years from the time that work carried out under the project is completed.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 20 U.S.C. 2327(c)(1). This program has a statutory formula that is triggered in any year in which the sums appropriated for the program are not sufficient to pay in full the total amount that approved applicants are eligible to receive. (20 U.S.C. 2327(c)(1)).
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is up to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Gwen Washington Department of Education, OVAE Division of Adult and Technical Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7790
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $7,705,000; FY 15 est $7,705,000; and FY 16 est $7,705,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Estimated range: $3,000,000-$4,500,000; Estimated average: $3,683,000; Actual range: $2,343,546-$5,361,454; Actual average: $3,852,500.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98 and 99 and the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program Federal Register notice inviting applications of May 15, 2007 (72 FR 27297) and Application Package.
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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