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84.259 Native Hawaiian Vocational Education

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

AUTHORIZATION:

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, Title I, Section 116b(h), Public Law 105-332, 20 U.S.C. 2326(h).
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To make grants to organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians for programs or portions of programs authorized by, and consistent with, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

To provide vocational education opportunities for Native Hawaiians. This program is subject to non- supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group at (202) 708-7770.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Any organization primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians and recognized by the Governor of Hawaii may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Native Hawaiians will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:   Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-21 applies in the case of university grantees and OMB Circular No. A-122 applies to nonprofit grantees.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   The standard application form 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. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with program announcements which are published in the Federal Register. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedure:   The Secretary of Education approves the application using the selection criteria in 34 CFR Part 75 and after negotiation is completed, the Department of Education Grants Officer sends the Notification of Grant Award to the recipient.

Deadlines:   Notice of application deadlines are published in the Federal Register.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Approximately 120 to 150 days after deadline for transmitting applications.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Awards are made for 1 year and may be renewed for four additional years, subject to acceptable performance reports and the availability of appropriations.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   The total project period may not exceed 5 years. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Specific reporting requirements are contained in the grant award documents.

Audits:   Periodic audits should be made as part of the recipient's systems of financial management and internal control to meet terms and conditions of grants and other agreements.

Records:   In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   91-0400-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $2,750,000; FY 02 est $2,950,000; and FY 03 est $2,950,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Estimated range: $250,000-$500,000; Estimated average: $289,827; Actual range: $258,219-$513,638; Actual average: $362,220.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Native Hawaiian access to high-quality, state-of-the-art vocational education has improved with the initiation of several entrepreneurship projects (forestry trade, mushroom growing, aquaculture, small business management) related to the changing Hawaiian economy, environmentally-focused projects, and assistance with guidance, counseling and education supplies for collegiate Native Hawaiians.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

34 CFR Part 75.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:   Linda Mayo, Department of Education, OCTAE Division of Academic and Technical Education 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202-7241 Email: linda.mayo@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7792.

Web Site Address:  
http://cte.ed.gov/grants/discretionary-grants

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

A forestry and wood trades project on the island of Hawaii, an aquaculture (fish growing in ancient, reclaimed ponds) project on the Island of Molokai, a small business ownership project for adults and a mushroom growing project in a high school on the Island of Oahu, community college guidance and counseling throughout the Islands, and an entrepreneurship project for learning disabled and emotionally challenged teenagers have been funded with one grant awarded to ALU LIKE, Inc.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

The following criteria are used in reviewing applications. A segment or segments of an application should address each criterion. Points are awarded to the extent that evidence in the application satisfies each criterion: (A) Program design; (B) management plan; (C) key personnel; (D) evaluation plan; and (E) budget and cost-effectiveness.

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