Education Program Enhancements

Education Program Enhancements provide resources for special studies, projects, new activities, and other costs associated with enhancing the basic educational programs provided to students.

These funds allow BIE to provide specialized assistance to schools struggling to make Adequate Yearly Progress
(AYP) that is targeted to address the schools unique needs and specific gaps in achievement.

Typically, assistance involves implementation of specialized programs in reading and math, and staff development for principals, teachers and support staff.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: Alamo Navajo Community School received a grant for $49,576 to operate a reading enhancement program, Chief Leschi School received a grant for $536,451 to operate math and reading enhancement programs.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available.

Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See BIE Education Line Officers" addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: Forty one schools (41) of the Bureau s 183 schools received funds through contracts or grants. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds must be used for staff development, and approved math and reading enhancement programs.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with Bureau-funded schools may apply to administer the program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Children between the ages of 5 and 21 who are members of or are at least a one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The Tribe should contact the Education Line Officer.

Award Procedures

Schools submit an application and sign assurances that they will implement the components of instructional model that includes use of scientifically based research programs in reading and/or math, use of a reading and/or math instructional coach(es), a scheduled block of instructional time in reading and/or math, a multi-tiered instructional delivery, use of specified formative assessments to determine effectiveness of instruction, and participation in professional development for principals, instructional coaches and teachers.

Deadlines

Jun 01, 2011 June 01, 2011 Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.

Authorization

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.; Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.; Tribally Controlled Schools Act, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications by Tribal governments to administer the program will be processed within 90 days.

Appeals

Tribal Governments wishing to appeal should write to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education. Appeals beyond this level are covered by 25 CFR Part 2.

Renewals

Awards to Tribal Governments to administer the program may be renewed every year based upon satisfactory performance. A notice of intent to participate should be submitted yearly.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made on an annual basis based on satisfactory performance, and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor or grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are added to the recipient school s Public Law 100-297 Grant or Public Law 93-638 Contract on July 1 or when application is approved.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Monthly program reports, annual participation data, screening, work sampling, and other program data requested is required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 10 $6,013,217; FY 11 $6,100,000; FY 12 $6,100,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In Fiscal Year 2010 the average grant was $146,664, minimum grant was $49,576, maximum grant was $536,451.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the BIE Education Line Officers.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See BIE Education Line Officers" addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Jeffrey Hamley Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, BIA Building 2, 1011 Indian School Road, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 332, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 Email: Jeffrey.Hamley@bie.edu Phone: (505) 563-5250

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected based on the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator.



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