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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 Process and Submission Information in section IV of this notice.--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 All references to the ESEA refer to the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA.
Under the Formula Grants program, all applicants are required to develop the project for which an application is made in open consultation with parents of Indian children and teachers of Indian children, representatives of Indian tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school that the LEA will serve if such tribes have any children in such school, Indian organizations (IOs), and, if appropriate, Indian students from secondary schools, including through public hearings held to provide to the individuals described above a full opportunity to understand the program and to offer recommendations regarding the program (ESEA section 6114(c)(3)(C)).
LEA applicants are required to develop the project for which an application is made with the participation and written approval of a parent committee whose membership includes parents and family members of Indian children in the LEA's schools; representatives of Indian tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school that the LEA will serve if such tribes have any children in such school; teachers in the schools; and if appropriate, Indian students attending secondary schools of the LEA (ESEA section 6114(c)(4)).
The majority of the parent committee members must be parents and family members of Indian children (ESEA section 6114(c)(4)).---------------------------------------------------------------------------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 easy-to-use, electronic application found in the EdFacts System Portal at https://eden.ed.gov.
The EASIE application is divided into two parts.
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 7. 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.
All individual data collected shall be protected and only aggregated data shall be reported to the Secretary.