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For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.
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Purpose of Program:
The Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian Tribes and organizations, and other eligible entities in developing elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students.
The U. S. Department of Education (Department) funds comprehensive programs that are designed to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and ensure that all students meet challenging State academic standards.
As authorized under section 6116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),1 the Secretary will, upon receipt of an acceptable plan for the integration of education and related services, and in cooperation with other relevant Federal agencies, authorize the entity receiving the funds under this program to consolidate all Federal funds that are to be used exclusively for Indian students.
Instructions for submitting an integration of education and related services plan are included in the EASIE, which is described under Application and Submission Information in section IV of this notice.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 All references to the ESEA refer to the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 8 4. 060A.
Applications for grants under the Formula Grants program, CFDA number 8 4. 060A, must be submitted electronically using the EASIE application located in the EDFacts System Portal at https://eden.ed.gov.
Applications submitted in paper format will be rejected unless you qualify for one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement described later in this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement, and follow the submission rules outlined therein.
Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE):
EASIE is an electronic application found in the EDFacts System Portal at https://eden.ed.gov.
It is divided into two parts--EASIE Part I and EASIE Part II.
EASIE Part I, student count, provides the appropriate data-entry screens to submit your verified Indian student count totals.
All applicants must submit a current Indian student count for FY 201 8. Applicants must use the Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form (ED 506 Form) to document eligible Indian students; however, BIE schools may use either the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) count or the ED 506 Form count to verify their Indian student counts.
Applicants must protect the privacy of all individual data collected and only report aggregated data to the Secretary.
Applicants that verify their Indian student count with the ED 506 Form must document their Indian student counts by completing the following:
(1) Each year, the applicant must verify there is a valid ED 506 Form for each Indian child included in the count; (2) all ED 506 Forms included in the count must be completed, signed, and dated by the parent, and be on file; (3) the applicant must maintain a copy of the student enrollment roster(s) covering the same period of time indicated in the application as the ``count period''; and (4) each Indian child included in the count must be listed on the LEA's enrollment roster(s) for at least one day during the count period.