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84.245 Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Vocational and Technical Institutions
OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, Section 117, Public Law 105-332, 20 U.S.C. 2327.
To make grants to tribally controlled postsecondary vocational and technical institutions to provide basic support for the education and training of Indian students.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
To provide grants for the maintenance and operation of tribally controlled postsecondary vocational institutions in order to support vocational and technical education programs. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under CFD 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group 202-708-7770.
Applicant Eligibility: A tribally controlled postsecondary vocational and technical institution that: (1) Is formally controlled, or has been formally sanctioned or chartered, by the governing body of an Indian tribe or Indian tribes; (2) offers a technical degree or certificate granting program; (3) is governed by a board of directors or trustees, a majority of whom are Indians; (4) demonstrates adherence to stated goals, a philosophy, or a plan of operation, that fosters individual Indian economic and self-sufficient opportunity, including programs that are appropriate to stated tribal goals of developing individual entrepreneurships and self-sustaining economic infrastructures on reservations; (5) has been in operation for at least 3 years; (6) holds accreditation with or is a candidate for accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting authority for postsecondary vocational and technical education; and (7) enrolls the full-time equivalent of not less than 100 students, of whom a majority are Indians.
Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. The standard application forms as furnished by the Department of Education and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. Application notices are published in the Federal Register.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial status and performance reports as required by the Department of Education General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 75.720 must be maintained. Specific reporting requirements are contained in the award document.
Account Identification: 91-0400-0-1-501.
Two awards were made in fiscal year 2001.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Crownpoint Institute of Technology, Crownpoint, New Mexico, and United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, North Dakota, received grants.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The following criteria are used in reviewing applications. Each criterion should be addressed. Points are awarded to the extent that evidence in the application satisfies each criterion: (1) Institutional goals and objectives; (b) comprehensive development plan; (c) implementation strategy; (d) budget and cost-effectiveness; and (e) evaluation plan.