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Indian Vocational Training_United Tribes Technical College
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian
Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956, Public Law 84-959, 70 Stat.
986, as amended; Public Law 88-230, 77 Stat. 471, 25 U.S.C. 309;
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law
93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450.
provide vocational training to individual American Indians through
the United Tribes Technical College, located in Bismarck, North
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
aid is used to assist individual Indians to obtain a marketable
skill through vocational training at the United Tribes Technical
College, located in Bismarck, North Dakota. Restricted to American
Indian people who are determined eligible for these services.
Eligibility: Application to administer the program
is limited to the United Tribes Technical College. Individual American
Indian applicants must be a member of a Federally Recognized Indian
Tribe, be in need of financial assistance, and reside on or near
an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Individual American Indians who
are members of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe and reside
on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the
Bureau of Indian Affairs. Complete information on beneficiary
eligibility is found in 25 CFR, Parts 26 and 27.
Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency
Superintendent or an authorized Tribal representative that indicates
the applicant is an enrolled member or registered with a Federally
Recognized Indian Tribe.
Coordination: None. This program is excluded
from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: The application by the United Tribes
Technical College to administer the program must contain the information
specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents."
The completed application should be submitted to the Bureau of
Indian Affairs' Aberdeen Regional Office. Individual American
Indian applicants should apply for program services using the
application form designated by the College. Individual application
forms may be obtained directly from the United Tribes Technical
College or from Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency or Regional Offices
listed in appendix IV of the Catalog.
Procedure: Applications for individual subsistence
benefits are approved by the designated United Tribes Technical
of Approval/Disapproval Time: 1 to 90 days.
Disputes between the United Tribes Technical College and the Bureau
of Indian Affairs may be appealed through an informal conference
with the deciding official, may be appealed 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. An appeal of
a college official's decision must be made under the college's
Awards to the United Tribes Technical College to administer the
program may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance
by the college and the availability of appropriations. A notice
of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior
to the expiration of the current award. Renewals of grants to
individual beneficiaries are granted based on evidence of satisfactory
performance and the availability of funds.
and Matching Requirements: None.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Awards to
the United Tribes Technical College to administer the program
are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until
expended by the college. Payments may be made in advance or by
way of reimbursement. The timing of payments will be negotiated
with the college. Grants to individual beneficiaries for subsistence
are released monthly or quarterly, based upon individual needs.
Vocational and employment counseling are provided by the college.
Funding is limited in duration to the length of the vocational
program, which varies by area of study.
The United Tribes Technical College must submit financial status
reports, SF 269A. The timing and nature of program accomplishment
data will be negotiated with the College.
For awards administered by the United Tribes Technical College,
the College is responsible for obtaining audits in accordance
with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et.
The United Tribes Technical College must retain financial records
for three years from the date of submission of the single audit
report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from
the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for
three 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 $2,242,000; FY 02 est $3,000,000;
and FY 03 est not available.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$500 to $3,000; Average: $2,500.
The United Tribes Technical College offers 23 vocational certificates
and degrees. They have approximately 160 new students each year.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR 26 and 25 CFR 27. For awards to United Tribes Technical College
see also 25 CFR Part 900.
or Local Office: Applications may be obtained
from the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed
in Appendix IV of the Catalog or with the United Tribes Technical
College. For direct contact: United Tribes Technical College, 3315
University Dr., Bismarck, North Dakota 58504. Contact: Vivian Gillette,
Admissions. Telephone: (701) 255-3285, ext. 334.
Lynn Forcia, Office of Self-Governance and Self-Determination, Division of Job Placement and Training, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 2542 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 219-5270.
Web Site Address:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
On average about 80 percent of attendees are place in jobs upon
completion of a vocation certificate program and about 20 percent
continue on to higher education.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Final determination to fund an application is based on the individual's
eligibility and financial need and total dollars available to the