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Indian Education_Assistance to Schools
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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.
fund programs that meet the unique and specialized needs of eligible
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
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: 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.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
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
As required for contract under 25 CFR, Part 900.
Coordination: BIA will provide technical assistance
when requested by tribal organization. This program is excluded
from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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
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.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Applications
will be processed within 90 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. 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
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.
Annual reports required following the close of the year, as specified
in 25 CFR 273.
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.
(Direct Payments) FY 01 $15,128,000; FY 02 est $15,230,570; and
FY 03 est $15,146,910.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
Range is $100 to $3,360,980; TPA Average $77,300.
Annually approximately 272,000 students in 33 States are served.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR, Part 273; 25 CFR Part 900.
or Local Office: See Education Line Officers'
addresses in Catalog Appendix IV.
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:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Home school coordinators; remedial tutoring, educational field trips;
and cultural programs.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Johnson-O'Malley Parent Committee determination through needs assessments.