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Indian Education Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance
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; Tribally Controlled Schools
Act, 25 U.S.C. 2501.
provide funds to BIA funded elementary or secondary schools or peripheral
dormitories for facilities operations and maintenance.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
may be used for salaries and related expenses of maintenance personnel,
utilities, maintenance of school grounds, supplies, equipment, materials,
and for minor repairs to facilities.
Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal
Governments or tribal organizations currently served by a BIA funded
elementary or secondary school or peripheral dormitory.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal
Governments and occupants and visitors of BIA funded elementary
or secondary schools or peripheral dormitories.
Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the
governing body of the Indian tribe. If the school serves students
from multiple tribes, resolutions from tribal governing bodies
representing at least 90 percent of the students are required.
Coordination: An applicant should consult the
Agency/Regional Education Program Administrator who will provide
technical assistance. This program is excluded from coverage under
Procedure: Initial applications for status
as a contract school must contain the information specified in
25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Initial
applications for status as a grant school should be developed
in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.
Procedure: Applications should be submitted
to the Agency/Regional Education Program Administrator (EPA) who
will ensure that the application is complete. The application
is forwarded by the EPA to the Director, Office of Indian Education
Programs, with a recommendation for approval or disapproval. The
dollar value of the awards is based upon school age and condition,
size, utilities costs, and other pertinent factors.
First-time applications should be submitted by March 1.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Applications
will be processed within 90 to 180 days.
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 may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance
by the contractor/grantee and continued use of the facilities.
A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days
prior to the expiration of the current award. The amount of the
award may be adjusted based on appropriations and need.
and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Awards are
made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended
by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or
by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated
with the Indian tribe.
Financial status reports, SF 269A, are required. Program accomplishment
reporting requirements will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee.
For awards made under this program grantees/contractors 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 $40,316,000; FY 02 est $45,710,640; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$9,600 to $1,326,000; Average: $360,000.
Almost 100 elementary and secondary schools on or near Indian reservations
are operated by Indian tribes or Tribal School Boards. These funds
help ensure that the facilities used to educate these students are
safe, clean, and well maintained.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR, Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, "Cost Principles for State,
Local, and Indian Tribal Governments."
or Local Office: Applications may be filed with
the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency/regional education program
administrator as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Office: Office of Indian Education Programs,
Bureau of Indian Affairs, 201 Third Street, NW, Suite 510, Albuquerque,
NM 87102. Telephone: (505) 346-6545. Use the same number for FTS.
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
All applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 or the
requirements of the Tribally Controlled Schools Act will be selected
if they are currently served by a BIA-funded school.
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