Program Description

The program is designed to prepare and train Indians to serve as teachers and school administrators. Professional development grants are awarded to: increase the number of qualified individuals in professions that serve American Indians; provide training to qualified American Indians to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary education personnel; and improve the skills of those qualified American Indians who already serve in these capacities. Individuals trained under this program must perform work related to their training and that benefits Indian people or repay the assistance received.

General Program Requirements

Eligible applicants also include (1) IHEs, including Indian IHEs; (2) SEAs or LEAs, in consortium with IHEs; (3) Indian tribes or organizations, in consortium with IHEs; and (4) Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded schools (as defined in Sec. 1146 of the Education Amendments of 1978).

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Application information can be found on the Department of Education website.

Program Contact Information

Joyce Silverthorne
Director of Office of Indian Education
IndianEducation@ed.gov
202-260-3774

Additional Information

Length of ProgramFour years
Tribes Funded by this ProgramTribal Colleges & Universities, The number varies each year depending on funding.
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)27 current grantees
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities, Non-Tribal Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes. TCU compete with other Institutes of Higher Education.
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number84.299B
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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