Indian Adult Education

To improve the educational opportunities for Indian adults who lack the level of literacy skills necessary for effective citizenship and productive employment and to encourage the establishment of adult education programs.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Information 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

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Wichita & Affiliated Tribes $ 39,311   2021-01-012023-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 352,474   2019-01-012023-12-31
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians $ 2,795,129   1992-01-172023-09-30
Seminole Tribe Of Florida, Inc., The $ 908,788   2001-02-062023-09-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 835,052   2016-10-012022-09-30
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 415,359   2014-01-012018-12-31
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes $ 356,097   2013-02-062015-12-31
Otoe-missouria Tribe $ 11,420   2013-01-012015-12-31
Wichita & Affiliated Tribes $ 65,270   2011-12-212014-12-31
Comanche Nation $ 297,857   2011-04-012014-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

All funds must be for direct services.

Funds may not be used for administration.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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


Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. 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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900, Subpart C, 'Contract Proposal Contents.' Completed applications should be submitted to the local BIA agency or area office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

The dollar value of the awards depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual Tribe through tribal participation in the BIA's budget formulation process.


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


Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended; Public Law 103-413, Title II Tribal Self-Governance Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications will be processed within 90 days.


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 25 CFR Part 900.


Awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to renew 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 established in the budget formulation process.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. 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


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

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial reports, SF 425, are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


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



(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $100 to $297,000; Average $35,900.

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

James Martin 1849 C Street, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Phone: (202) 208-5810

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 will be selected.

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