Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Pilot CFDA Number 84.415A

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Purpose of Program:
The fiscal year 2012 appropriation for the Department of Education includes funding for a pilot program under the Indian Education National Activities authority.

Under the pilot, the Department will award competitive grants to Tribal Education Agencies (TEAs) to increase their role in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students, including education to meet the unique educational and cultural needs of AI/AN students and improve their academic achievement.

Specifically, the purposes of these grants are to (a) promote increased collaboration between TEAs and State educational agencies (SEAs) in the administration of certain State-administered formula grant programs, and (b) build the capacity of TEAs to conduct certain State-level administrative functions under those programs for eligible schools located on a reservation.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 415A.

Applications for grants under the State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Pilot, CFDA number 8 4. 415, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide

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Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.

You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

You may access the electronic grant application for State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Pilot at

You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number.
Related Programs

State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP)

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $1,977,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Pilot CFDA Number 84.415A; Notice reopening the STEP Pilot Grant Competition for fiscal year (FY) 2012

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: A TEA in partnership with an SEA, or a consortium of TEAs in partnership with an SEA.

In all cases a single TEA will serve as the applicant.

A TEA consortium application must comply with the Department's regulations governing group applications in 34 CFR 75.127 through 75.129 and must include a signed consortium agreement that identifies each member of the consortium, binds each member of the group to every statement and assurance made by the applicant in the application, and details the activities that each member of the group would perform under the grant.

Letters of support from proposed consortium members do not meet the requirement for a consortium agreement.

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