Assistance to Tribally Controlled Community Colleges and Universities

To provide grants for the operation and improvement of Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to insure continued and expanded educational opportunities for Indian students, and to allow for the improvement and expansion of the physical resources of such institutions.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Catalog Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.bie.edu




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
White Earth Tribal & Community College $ 377,940   2018-07-012019-09-30
Navajo Nation Tribal Government, The $ 13,598,810   2018-07-012019-09-30
Oglala Lakota College $ 7,680,070   2018-07-012019-09-30
Turtle Mountain Community College $ 4,813,450   2018-07-012019-09-30
Northwest Indian College Foundation $ 4,373,490   2018-07-012019-09-30
Salish Kootenai College, Inc. $ 4,299,220   2018-07-012019-09-30
Sinte Gleska University $ 3,824,860   2018-07-012019-09-30
Blackfeet Community College $ 3,175,590   2018-07-012019-09-30
Stone Child College Corporation $ 2,380,220   2018-07-012019-09-30
Fort Peck Community College $ 2,051,890   2018-07-012019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds must not be used in connection with religious worship or sectarian instruction.

Funds may be used for the general operating costs of the Tribally Controlled Community College to defray, at the determination of the College, expenditures for academic, educational and administrative purposes and for the operation and maintenance of the College.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Colleges chartered by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes or tribal organizations which are governed by a board of directors, are in operation more than one year, admit students with a certificate of graduation from a secondary institution or equivalent, provide certificates, associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees, are nonprofit and nonsectarian, and are accredited by a nationally recognized agency or association.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Indian students who are a member of or are at least a one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Credentials/Documentation

Written evidence of approval of the application by the governing body of one or more Indian tribes of the students served by or to be served by the college. 'Tribal governing body' means the tribal governing body or tribal governing bodies that represent at least 90 percent of the students served by such school. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

An applicant should consult the Division of Post-Secondary Education.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The organization should submit written evidence of approval of the application by the governing body of one or more Indian tribes of the students served by or to be served by the college to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education.

Award Procedures

After receiving approval of the application by the governing body or governing bodies, the Director will designate a study team to determine whether there is justification to encourage maintaining a college.

Deadlines

Jul 01, 2011 Colleges must submit the Tribe's approval of the application by March 1 of the fiscal year preceding the year in which they wish to be eligible for funding. Evidence that all administrative systems are in place such as accounting, personnel and property must be submitted by July 1 of the preceding year in which they wish to be eligible for funding.

Authorization

Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act, Public Law 95-471, 25 U.S.C. 640c - 1(c); 25 U.S.C. 1815.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The study team will be designated within 30 days. Within 60 days the team must complete its eligibility study. The tribe will be notified of approval within 60 days of completion of the study.

Appeals

A negative determination may be appealed to the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs. Within 30 days of receiving a notice of appeal the Assistant Secretary must conduct a hearing at which the applicant may present evidence and offer arguments in support of the appeal. Within 30 days after the hearing the Assistant Secretary must issue a written ruling on the appeal. Specifics relative to the appeals process are found in 25 CFR 41.7.

Renewals

Colleges must file an annual application to receive continued funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. 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 on an annual basis and the funds remain available without fiscal year limitation until expended by the contractor/grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are calculated based on the recipient's Indian Student Count and are issued with a Form 21 Grant Agreement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

OMB 1076-0105, Annual Report.

Cash reports are not applicable.

No progress reports are required.

Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 2015: Range is $273,790 to $13,598,820; Average $2,467,250. The amount of the award is determined by the number of eligible Indian students enrolled in the college. Indian Tribes may choose to supplement the funding provided by the grant program by identifying additional amounts in the Tribal Priority Allocations portion of the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR, Part 41; 25 CFR, Part 276.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Catalog Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Juanita Mendoza 1849 C Street N.W. Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: juanita.mendoza@bie.edu Phone: (202) 208-3559

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants which the study team determines as eligible will be funded.



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