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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
15.046 Administrative Cost Grants for Indian Schools

FEDERAL AGENCY:

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

AUTHORIZATION:

Indian 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.
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To provide grants to tribes and tribal organizations operating schools for the purpose of paying administrative and indirect costs.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds may be used for program services related administrative overhead, operations necessary to meet requirements of the law, prudent management practices, and other necessary support functions.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or Tribal Organizations operating a Bureau of Indian Affairs funded school.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations operating an elementary or secondary school under a grant or Self-determination contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Credentials/Documentation:   Approved status as a grant or contract school.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   No separate application is required. The additional allocation will be calculated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and added to the underlying award.

Award Procedure:   The headquarters office calculates the amount of the award and the grantee is notified by the Education Line Officer.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   An applicant who disputes the amount of the award 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, Part 900.

Renewals:   Awards are renewed automatically based on satisfactory performance by the grantee.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Funds are allocated in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 2008(a).

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available without fiscal year limitation until expended by the contractor/grantee.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual Financial Report, Narrative Report, and a program evaluation by an impartial third party such as an accrediting agency.

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 $43,065,000; FY 02 est $43,065,000; and FY 03 est $46,065,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Range is $127,600 to $1,166,200; Average $405,967.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
One hundred and five tribally operated schools received grants under this program. These funds were used to provide related administrative overhead support without reducing direct program services.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

25 CFR 39; 25 CFR 45; 25 CFR 900.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

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

Headquarters Office:   Joe Herrin Headquarters Office: Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3609 MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: joe.herrin@bie.edu Phone: (202)208-7658

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

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Examples of some administrative costs include fiscal, personnel, property and procurement management and costs of necessary insurance, auditing, legal, safety and security services.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Applicants meeting eligibility criteria are funded.

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