Indian Education- Special Programs for Indian Children

To support project to develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve educational opportunities and achievement of Indian children; to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in teaching or other education professions that serve Indian people, to provide
training to qualified Indian individuals to enable such individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel, and to improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in education professions.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Early childhood education curricula and school readiness; activities to enable Indian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs; professional development to support Indian individuals receive teacher certification and placement in schools with concentrations of Indian students.

Fiscal Year 2009: Not currently available.

Fiscal Year 2010: Not currently available.


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: The Department made 17 new awards and 56 continuation awards. Fiscal Year 2009: The Department expects to make approximately 19 new awards and 51 continuation awards. Fiscal Year 2010: The Department expects to make approximately 14 new awards and 50 continuation awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Under the absolute priorities for this program, grants support early childhood and kindergarten projects, high school projects that aim to aid students in the transition from secondary to postsecondary education, and professional development projects that increase the number and skills of qualified Indian teachers and principals who serve Indian people.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal: Elementary/Secondary Education.

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Elementary/Secondary Education.

Sponsored organization: Elementary/Secondary Education.

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education.

Minority group: Elementary/Secondary Education.

Small business (less than 500 employees): Elementary/Secondary Education.

Quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization: Elementary/Secondary Education

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local; Minority group; Education Professional; Student/Trainee; American Indian; School; Child (6-15); Youth (16-21); Education (0-8); Education (9-12); Education (13+)

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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 Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Successful applicants are subject to the requirement of applicable OMB Circulars on grant award agreements.

Award Procedures

The Department awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The program office notifies successful applicants of awards and awards grants. Contact the program office for more information.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title VII, Part A, Subpart 2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60-120 days following the application deadline.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.

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 for a period of up to 4 years, continuations awards are subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program annual 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.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

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. Audits may be conducted by the Department"s Office of Inspector General and by site visits of staff. Audits are periodic with no set schedule.

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

91-0101-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $19,060,000; FY 09 est $19,060,000; FY 10 est $19,060,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In FY 2008 the range of awards was $82,477 - $397,554; the average award was $280,259.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See 34 CFR 263

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Cathie Carothers Office of Indian Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington 20202 Email: Cathie.Carothers@ed.gov Phone: 202-260-1683

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are contained in EDGAR and 34 CFR 263; contact the program office for additional information.



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