Indian Child And Family Education
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.
To begin educating children at an early age through parental involvement, to increase high school graduation rates among Indian parents, and to encourage life-long learning.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants; Training.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds must be used for early childhood education, adult education and parenting skills. Funds may not be used for administration.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with Bureau-funded elementary schools may apply to administer the program.
Parents and their Indian children under 5 years of age who live on a reservation with a Bureau-funded school.
The initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the tribal governing body of the Tribe of the children served by or to be served by the organization. No documentation is required of the parents or children.
Application and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
The Tribe should contact the Area/Agency Administrator for Education Programs.
Once an application is received, the Coordinator of the FACE program appoints a panel of readers from such organizations as the Indian Health Service, the Department of Education and others who are familiar with early childhood development. The panel reads, rates and ranks the applications. The coordinator then recommends to the Director, Office of Indian Education Programs, those applications for approval.
Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applications by Tribal governments to administer the program will be processed within 90 days.
Tribal Governments wishing to appeal should write to the Director, Office of Indian Education Programs. Appeals beyond this level are covered by 25 CFR Part 2.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis based on satisfactory performance, and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee.
Post Assistance Requirements
Monthly progress reports, annual participation data, screening, Work Sampling, and other program data requested is required.
For awards made under this program, grantees/contractors are responsible for obtaining audits. All nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 or more of Federal awards in a year ($300,000 for fiscal year ending on or before December 30, 2003) are required to obtain an annual audit in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et. seq.) and OMB Circular A- 133, the OMB Circular Compliance Supplement and Government Auditing Standards. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $500,000 (for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular A- 133.
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.
(Grants) FY 07 $4,565,000; FY 08 est. $5,683,000; and FY 09 est. $4,641,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Each site receives $220,000 to $250,000.
Annually, over 1,800 children and 1,800 adults from 1,700 families receive services.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the Area/Agency Education Program Administrators.
Regional or Local Office
See Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of the Deputy Director, Early Childhood, BIA Building 2, 1011 Indian School Road, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 332, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Contact: Debbie Lente- Jojola. Telephone: (505) 563-5258. Use the same number for FTS.
Web Site Address
Examples of Funded Projects
The sites provide such services as parenting skills, adult education and early childhood education in an effort to increase student achievement.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Proposals are selected based on the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator. Final determination made by the Director, OIEP, based on the Coordinator's recommendation.