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15.043 Indian Child and Family Education

FEDERAL AGENCY:

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

AUTHORIZATION:

Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.
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To begin educating children at an early age through parental involvement, to increase high school graduation rates among Indian parents, and to encourage life-long learning.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds must be used for early childhood education, adult education and parenting skills. Funds may not be used for administration.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with Bureau-funded schools may apply to administer the program.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Parents and their Indian children under 5 years of age who live on a reservation with a Bureau-funded school.

Credentials/Documentation:   The initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the tribal governing body of the Tribe of the children served by or to be served by the organization. No documentation is required of the parents or children.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   The Tribe should contact the Area/Agency Administrator for Education Programs.

Award Procedure:   Once an application is received, the Coordinator of the FACE program appoints a panel of readers from such organizations as the Indian Health Service, the Department of Education and others who are familiar with early childhood development. The panel reads, rates and ranks the applications. The coordinator then recommends to the Director, Office of Indian Education Programs, those applications for approval.

Deadlines:   Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Applications by Tribal governments to administer the program will be processed within 90 days.

Appeals:   Tribal Governments wishing to appeal should write to the Director, Office of Indian Education Programs. Appeals beyond this level are covered by 25 CFR Part 2.

Renewals:   Awards to Tribal Governments to administer the program may be renewed every 3 years based upon satisfactory performance. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted yearly and a full application must be submitted every 3 years.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Awards are made on an annual basis based on satisfactory performance, and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Monthly progress reports and annual participation data.

Audits:   For awards made under this program, grantees are responsible for obtaining audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.).

Records:   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.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   14-2100-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $7,143,000; FY 02 est $7,692,300; and FY 03 est $9,615,690.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Each site receives approximately $289,910.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Annually, over 1,800 children and 1,800 adults from 1,700 families receive services.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the Area/Agency Education Program Administrators.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office:   Jeffrey Hamley Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, BIA Building 2, 1011 Indian School Road, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 332, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 Email: Jeffrey.Hamley@bie.edu Phone: (505) 563-5260

Web Site Address:  
http://www.bia.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

The sites provide such services as parenting skills, adult education and early childhood education in an effort to increase student achievement.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Proposals are selected based on the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator. Final determination made by the Director, OIEP, based on the Coordinator's recommendation.

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