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Indian Child Welfare Act_Title II Grants
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Child Welfare Act; Public Law 95-608, 92 Stat. 3075, 25 U.S.C. 1901.
promote the stability and security of American Indian tribes and
families by protecting American Indian children and preventing the
separation of American Indian families and providing assistance
to Indian tribes in the operation of child and family service programs.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
and maintenance of counseling facilities, family assistance (homemaker
and home counselors), protective day care, and after school care,
recreational activities, respite care, employment of professionals
to assist tribal courts personnel, education and training, foster
care subsidy programs, legal advice and representation, home improvement
programs with the primary emphasis of upgrading unsafe home environments,
preparation and implementation of child welfare codes, and providing
matching shares for other Federal programs.
Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: American Indian children and
Initial application must be accompanied by an authorizing resolution
of the governing body of the Indian tribe.
Coordination: An informal conference with Bureau
of Indian Affairs agency or regional representative is recommended.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Application procedures are contained
in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart C "Grants to Indian Tribes for Title
II Indian Child and Family Service Programs." The application
must contain the information specified in Section 23.33 "Tribal
Government Application Content." Completed applications should
be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional
office listed in Appendix IV.
Procedure: In most instances, awards can be
approved at the agency or regional level. The dollar value of
the grant depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by
the Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian
Affairs budget formulation process.
Contact local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office
listed in Appendix IV.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.
An unsuccessful applicant may appeal a Bureau of Indian Affairs
official's decision under the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part
23, Subpart F "Appeals," and 25 CFR Part 2 "Appeals from Administrative
Grants may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance
by the grantee. 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: Grants are
made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended
by the tribe/grantee.
Financial status reports, SF 269A, are required. Program accomplishment
reporting requirements are specified in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart
E, Section 23.47 "Reports and Availability of Information to Indians."
For awards made under this program, tribes/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.
(Contracts and Grants) FY 01 $11,510,000; FY 02 est $11,645,000;
and FY 03 est $11,122,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$26,449 to $750,000; Average: $60,000.
There are over 27,000 referrals each year to the more than 500 Bureau
and tribal programs for child abuse and neglect investigations.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR 23; 25 CFR 2.
or Local Office: Information can be secured
from the Agency Superintendents and from Regional Directors. See
Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.
Deputy Director, Office of Tribal Services, Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, N.W., MS 320 SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7640.
Web Site Address:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
An Indian Child Welfare Program operated by an Indian tribe in North
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
All applicants meeting the requirements contained in 25 CFR Part
23 will be funded if the program has been prioritized by the individual
Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs'
Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.