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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
84.356 Alaska Native Educational Programs

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

AUTHORIZATION:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title VII, Part C, as amended.
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To support projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Native students, parents and teachers.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Successful applicants must use these funds to carry out the activities described in their approved applications. An eligible entity may use not more than 10 percent of the funds received under this subpart for the administrative costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this Subpart.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Alaska Native educational organizations or educational entities with experience in developing or operating Alaska Native Programs, or partnerships including Alaska Native organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Alaska Natives as defined in Public Law 103-382.

Credentials/Documentation:   Not applicable.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:   Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and any priorities included in the application notice, and includes all required assurances and signatures.

Award Procedure:   The Department of Education awards these grants on a competitive basis. The Program Office notifies successful applicants of awards and negotiates and awards grants. Contact the Program Office for more information.

Deadlines:   Contact the Program Office for application deadlines and information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.

Appeals:   The General Education Provisions Act hearing procedures regarding recovery of funds are applicable to this program.

Renewals:   Renewals are subject to 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:   Funds under this program are available for the Department of Education to obligate by September 30, of the fiscal year for which they are appropriated. Once these funds are obligated, they must be expended from the Federal account by September 30, of the subsequent fiscal year. In addition, 2 years after the grantee's receipt of grant funds, the Secretary may collect any or all funds in a reserve account if the grantee has not made substantial progress or is no longer using the funds for their specified purpose. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program annually shall submit to the Secretary a report of its operations and activities. Each annual report shall include: (1) An executive summary; (2) a project status; (3) budget information; and (4) supplemental information.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No A- 133 (Revised June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:   In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for 3 years after the end of the grant.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   91-1000-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $0; FY 02 est $7,200,000; and FY 03 est $9,780,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Range of new awards: $200,000-$1,000,000; Average new award: $550,000.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Not available.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:   Almita Reed Department of Education, OESE School Improvement Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: almita.reed@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-1979

Web Site Address:  
http://www.ed.gov/programs/alaskanative/index.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

This is a new program; examples are not yet available.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

The selection criteria contained in EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210 are used to evaluate applications.

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