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
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2017
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2019
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2020
No Current Data Available.
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V),, Section 117, Public Law -P.L. 115-224, 20 U.S.C. 2327
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
A tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution is an Institution of Higher Education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, except that subsection (a)(2) of such section shall not be applicable and the reference to Secretary in subsection (a)(5) of such section shall be deemed to refer to the Secretary of the Interior) 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 or Tribal lands; (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 title I of the the Tribally Controlled College or University Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1802 et seq.) or the Navajo Community College Act (Public Law 92-189; 85 Stat. 646) may apply.
Indian students and tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions not receiving Federal funds under title I of the Tribally Controlled College or University Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1802 et seq.) or the Navajo Community College Act (Public Law 92-189; 85 Stat. 646) may benefit.
Signature by authorized designated official on the application is required. Allowability of costs is determined in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474.
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. 34 CFR part 75 applies to this program. 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.
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 location, 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. 2327(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 June 25, 2019 (84 FR 29854).
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for expenses related to CTE programs such as those expenses related 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?
Specific performance report requirements will be included in the grant documents.
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)
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is up to 5 years. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, OCTAE, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$9,469,000.00; FY 19 est $9,564,000.00; FY 20 est $9,564,000.00; FY 17$8,286,000.00; FY 16$8,286,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Estimated range: $2,500,000-$5,000,000; Estimated average: $3,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR Parts in 75, 77 , 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98 and 99 (b) The Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474 (d) The Notice of Final Requirements and Definitions - Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program (84 FR 25773) (e) The Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program Federal Register notice inviting applications of June 25, 2019 (84 FR 29854) and Application Package.