Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Indian Child and Family Education
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638,
as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.; Indian Education Amendments of
1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.; Tribally Controlled
Schools Act, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.
provide funds to each school for the round trip transportation of
students between home and the school site.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
are to be used only for the transportation of students who are eligible
under the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) as provided
for under 25 CFR 39 and are enrolled in a Bureau funded school or
Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribes
or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Affairs
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Children between the ages of
5 and 21 who are members 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.
Written evidence of approval of the application by the tribal
governing body of the students served by or to be served by the
school. "Tribal governing body" means the tribal governing body
or tribal governing bodies that represent at least 90 percent
of the students served by such school.
Coordination: An applicant should consult the
Agency/Area Education Program Administrator who will provide technical
assistance. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: To become a contract school, applications
should be developed in accordance with 25 CFR Part 900. To become
a grant school, applications should be developed in accordance
with 25 USC 2501 et seq.
Procedure: The Agency/Area Education Program
Administrator will ensure the application is complete and forward
the application to the Director, Office of Indian Education Programs,
with a recommendation for approval/disapproval.
Schools must submit their applications and a copy of the tribe's
approval of the application by March 1. Evidence that all administrative
systems are in place such as accounting, personnel and property
must be submitted by July 1.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Applications
for contract schools will be processed within 90 days; applications
for grant schools will be processed within 180 days after the
date the application is submitted to the Agency/Area Education
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with
the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application
to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in
U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR,
Awards are made annually and are renewed automatically based on
satisfactory performance by the grantee.
and Matching Requirements: Funds are allocated
in accordance with 25 CFR 39.12. The Director, Office of Indian
Education Programs, will review transportation allotment factors
each year and make changes in factors based on changes in transportation
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Awards are
made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended
by the contractor/grantee. Payments are made in advance or by
way of reimbursement.
Annual Financial Report, Narrative Report, and a program evaluation
by an impartial third party such as an accrediting agency.
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.
(Total amount of awards) FY 01 $23,178,880; FY 02 est $23,389,440;
and FY 03 est $24,643,840.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
Range is $2,870 to $1,630,820; Average $328,061.
Annually, more than 20,000 students are provided daily bus transportation
to and from tribally-operated schools.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR 39; 25 CFR 45; 25 CFR 900.
or Local Office: See Education Line Officers'
addresses in Catalog Appendix IV.
Joe Herrin 1849 C Street, N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202)208-7658
Web Site Address:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Funds are provided to each school to provide daily transportation
of students to and from school, and for boarding students, transportation
at the beginning and end of the year as well as one mid-year round
trip home. Additional funding is provided where miles driven is
on unimproved roads.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applicants meeting eligibility criteria are funded.