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Indian Child and Family Education
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001
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.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
must be used for early childhood education, adult education and
parenting skills. Funds may not be used for administration.
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.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Parents and their Indian children
under 5 years of age who live on a reservation with a Bureau-funded
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.
Coordination: This program is excluded from
coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: The Tribe should contact the Area/Agency
Administrator for Education Programs.
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.
Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year
in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Applications
by Tribal governments to administer the program will be processed
within 90 days.
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.
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.
and Matching Requirements: None.
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.
Monthly progress reports and annual participation data.
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.).
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.
(Grants) FY 01 $7,143,000; FY 02 est $7,692,300; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
Each site receives approximately $289,910.
Annually, over 1,800 children and 1,800 adults from 1,700 families
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the Area/Agency
Education Program Administrators.
or Local Office: See Education Line Officers'
addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
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:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The sites provide such services as parenting skills, adult education
and early childhood education in an effort to increase student achievement.
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.