Program Description

The purposes of this program are to: (1) Promote increased collaboration between tribal education agencies (TEAs) and the State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that serve students from the affected tribes; and (2) build the capacity of TEAs to conduct certain administrative functions under certain Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) formula grant programs for eligible schools, as determined by the TEA, SEA, and LEA.

General Program Requirements

A tribal education agency (TEA) that is from an eligible Indian tribe and is authorized by its tribe to administer this program, or a consortium of such TEAs, in partnership with a State educational agency (SEA) and local educational agency (LEA).

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through See the original Federal Register Notice for more information.

Program Contact Information

Joyce Silverthorne
Director of Office of Indian Education

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number84.415A
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram Only for Tribes/Native Organizations
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)5 grants serve the youth of their tribes
Length of ProgramFour years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Tribes Funded by this Program5 new grants in 2015

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