Career and Technical Education Indian Set-aside

To make grants to or enter into contracts with Indian tribes, tribal organizations and Alaska Native entities to plan, conduct, and administer programs or portions of programs authorized by and consistent with the Carl D.

Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is conducting a 2-year program for tribal manufacturing, nursing, child development, electrical and carpentry technology and hotel/restaurant management.

The project is housed and operated out of Choctaw Vocational Center, Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The Salish Kootenai College is conducting a 2-year program in building trades, secretarial science, computer science, and forest technology.

The College also conducts a State licensed associate degree nursing program.

The project is located at Polson, Montana.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Little Traverse Bay Bands Of Odawa Indians $ 1,473,037   2019-01-012021-12-31
Pascua Yaqui Tribe $ 1,477,844   2019-01-012021-12-31
Sitting Bull College $ 1,475,384   2019-01-012021-12-31
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe $ 1,383,820   2018-11-012021-10-31
College Of Menominee Nations $ 1,481,057   2018-11-012021-10-31
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College $ 1,468,718   2018-10-012021-09-30
The Coeur D'alene Tribe $ 1,472,921   2018-10-012021-09-30
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians $ 1,430,859   2018-10-012021-09-30
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma $ 1,438,212   2018-10-012021-09-30
Fairbanks Native Association $ 1,377,637   2018-10-012021-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Thirty projects were funded in 2007.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To provide career and technical education opportunities for Indians and Alaskan Natives.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.563.

For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaska Native entities are eligible for assistance under this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaskan Natives.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments and OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

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. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with program announcements which are published in the Federal Register.

Award Procedures

Application are approved using the selection criteria found in 34 CFR 75.200.


Notice of application deadlines are published in the Federal Register.


Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, Title I, Section 116(b), Public Law 109-270, 20 U.S.C. 2326(b).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 to 150 days after deadline for transmitting applications.


After receiving written notice that the Department of Education will not award a grant, the eligible applicant, has 30 calendar days to request, in writing, a hearing to review the Department's decision.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 5 years.

Post Assistance Requirements


Specific reporting requirements are contained in the regulations and award documents.


An audit must be conducted annually and should be a part of the recipients financial management and internal control.


In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants and Contracts) FY 07 $14,769,000; FY 08 est $14,511,000; and FY 09 est $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For FY 2008, the range of awards is expected to be $300,000 to $600,000; the average award is expected to be $450,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR Parts 74,75,77,80,81,82,84,85,86,97,98 and 99.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Department of Education, OVAE Division of High School, Postsecondary and Career Education 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-7242. Contact: Linda Mayo. E-mail: Telephone: (202) 205-9353.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The following criteria are utilized 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) Need for the project; (b) significance; (c) quality of the project design; (d) quality of project services; (e) quality of personnel services; (f) adequacy of resources; (g) quality of the management plan; and (h) quality of the project evaluation.

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