Education Program Management

To improve the administration and management of education programs funded by the Bureau of Indian Education.




Related Programs15.027 Assistance to Tribally Controlled Community Colleges and Universities; 15.114 Indian Education_Higher Education Grant ProgramExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2014: Feasibility study of one grant for all BIE funded Navajo schools.

Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available.

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data 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




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2014: The largest contract was for $70,000. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to plan for the tribal assumption of BIE funded schools and the administration of BIE funded education programs.

Inherently Federal functions and responsibilities are noncontract able.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Education funded school.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and members of American Indian Tribes.

Credentials/Documentation

Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. If the school serves students from multiple tribes, resolutions from tribal governing bodies representing at least 90 percent of the students are required. [Funds are only available for new tribes or tribal organizations requesting to operate a BIE funded school. Funds are for planning purposes only.]. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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.

Award Procedures

The BIE Education Line Officer will ensure the application is complete and forward the application to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education, with a recommendation for approval or disapproval.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

25 U.S.C. 13 (The Snyder Act of November 2, 1921), 42 Stat. 208, P.L. 67-85; 90 Stat. 2233, P.L. 94-482; 20 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), P.L. 107-110; 25 U.S.C. 2001-2019 (The Education Amendments Acts of 1978) 92 Stat. 2143, P.L. 95-561, as amended; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended; Public Law 103-413, Title II Tribal Self-Governance.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Applications will be processed within 90 days.

Appeals

An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 2 CFR 200.341.

Renewals

Awards may be renewed annually upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to request renewal should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. The amount of the award may be adjusted as a result of individual tribal priorities and the annual Education Program Management appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. 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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program accomplishment reporting requirements will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial reports, SF 425, are 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

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 14 $70,000; FY 15 est $220,000; and FY 16 est $70,000 - New Program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $50,000 to $200,000;.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR, Part 46; 25 CFR, Part 900.

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

Joe Herrin Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, NW, , Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Joe.Herrin@bie.edu Phone: 202) 208-7658

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 may be selected.



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