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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
15.130 Indian Education_Assistance to Schools

FEDERAL AGENCY:

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

AUTHORIZATION:

Johnson-O'Malley Act of April 16, 1934; as amended, 25 U.S.C. 452; Indian Self Determination and Education and Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638; 25 U.S.C. 455-457.
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To fund programs that meet the unique and specialized needs of eligible Indian students.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Direct Payments for Specified Use.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds may be used for supplemental programs to meet the special educationally related needs of eligible Indian students. Funds under this program may not be used for capital expenditures.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Tribal organizations, Indian Corporations, school districts or States which have eligible Indian children attending public school districts and have established Indian Education Committees to approve supplementary or operational support programs beneficial to Indian students.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Children who are enrolled members of, or at least one-fourth or more degree of Indian blood descendant of a member of a federally recognized Indian tribal government eligible for service by the Bureau, and are between age 3 through grade 12 with priority given to those residing on or near Indian reservations.

Credentials/Documentation:   As required for contract under 25 CFR, Part 900.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   BIA will provide technical assistance when requested by tribal organization. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Application forms may be obtained from the Area/Agency Education Program Administrator. Completed applications which include an education plan based on needs assessments and an estimated budget are sent to the appropriate BIA Area or Agency Office.

Award Procedure:   The dollar value of the award depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through tribal participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process. Contracts with Indian corporations, States and school districts are negotiated with the Agency/Area Education Program Administrator.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Applications will be processed within 90 days.

Appeals:   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 Part 900.

Renewals:   Awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. 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 as a result of individual tribal priorities established in the budget formulation process.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Not applicable.

Length 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.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual reports required following the close of the year, as specified in 25 CFR 273.

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:   (Direct Payments) FY 01 $15,128,000; FY 02 est $15,230,570; and FY 03 est $15,146,910.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Range is $100 to $3,360,980; TPA Average $77,300.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Annually approximately 272,000 students in 33 States are served.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

25 CFR, Part 273; 25 CFR Part 900.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

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

Headquarters Office:   Jennifer Davis Bureau of Indian Education MS- 4657 MIB 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Jennifer.Davis@bie.edu Phone: (202) 208-4397

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

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Home school coordinators; remedial tutoring, educational field trips; and cultural programs.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Johnson-O'Malley Parent Committee determination through needs assessments.

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