Program Description

This program is designed to address the unique education and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children, so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state performance standards expected of all students. The program is the Department's principal vehicle for addressing the particular needs of Indian children.

General Program Requirements

Certain LEAs, including charter schools authorized as LEAs under State law, as prescribed by section 7112(b) of the ESEA, certain schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education of the U.S. Department of the Interior, as prescribed by section 7113(d) of the ESEA, and Indian tribes under certain conditions, as prescribed by section 7112(c) of the ESEA.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Applications for grants under the Formula Grants program, CFDA number 84.060A, must be submitted electronically using EASIE. EASIE is an easy-to-use, electronic application system. This system allows the Department to review applications and interact online with applicants during the application review and approval process.

The Formula Grant Application (EASIE) is divided into two parts, with each part having a separate open time period to access it. Part I: Student Count: This section enables you to select your applicant type and to submit your Indian student count by category and total. Part I also allows you to select the time-span for its project objectives, either one-year or multi-year. Part II: Program Objectives, Services and Budget: This section provides your initial allocation based on the Indian student count total submitted under Part I. Part II also enables you to select the objectives, corresponding activities/services, and data sources for measuring progress towards the objectives and build a realistic program budget.

Program Contact Information

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

Additional Information

Length of ProgramOne year
Tribes Funded by this ProgramIn-lieu of the LEA, 27 tribes
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)475,000
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities, Non-Tribal Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityTribes Only Eligible for Passthrough/Subgrants
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number84.060
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes

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