Indian Child and Family Education

The Family And Child Education (FACE) program is designed to serve families with children from prenatal to age 5 in home and center-based settings.

Families may receive services in one or both settings.

FACE provides early childhood for all children from birth - to age five and adult
education for their parents through family literacy, parental involvement, increasing school readiness, high school graduation rates among Indian parents, and encouraging life-long learning.
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 the BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians $ 394,216   1991-09-272023-09-30
Miccosukee Corporation $ 7,856,938   2012-07-012023-09-30
Indian Island Penobscot School Committee $ 38,500   2012-05-212023-09-30
Seminole Tribe Of Florida, Inc., The $ 1,513,207   2001-02-062023-09-30
Miccosukee Corporation $ 4,833,504   1991-09-272023-06-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 1,265,480   2016-10-012022-09-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 835,052   2016-10-012022-09-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 772,838   2012-09-302022-09-30
Indian Township Passamaquoddy School Committee $ 26,585,562   2008-08-112022-09-30
Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy School Committee $ 3,500   2017-09-302021-10-30

Program Accomplishments

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

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds must be used for early childhood education, adult education and parenting skills.

Funds may not be used for administration or construction.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with Bureau of Indian Education funded elementary schools may apply to administer the program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Parents and their Indian children under 5 years of age who live on a reservation with a Bureau-funded school.


The initial application must include the SF 424 and SF 424B, and may 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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

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. The Tribe should contact the BIE Education Line Officer.

Award Procedures

Once an application is received, the Coordinator of the FACE program appoints a panel of readers from such organizations as the National Center for Family Literacy, the Parents as Teachers, Research Training Associates and BIE staff 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, those applications for approval.


Jun 01, 2011 Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.


Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.

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, Bureau of Indian Education. Appeals beyond this level are covered by 25 CFR Part 2.


Awards to Tribal Governments to administer the program may be renewed every 3 years based upon satisfactory performance. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted yearly and a full application must be submitted every 3 years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. 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 based on satisfactory performance, and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor or grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are added to the recipient school's Public Law 100-297 Grant or Public Law 93-638 Contract on July 1.

Post Assistance Requirements


Monthly progress reports, annual participation data, screening, work sampling, and other program data requested is required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is 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



(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable - (Appropriations/Project Grants) FY 16 est. $15,520,000/$8,177,500.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Each site receives approximately $289,910.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

A copy of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting the Education Line Officers.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See the BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Jeffrey Hamley Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, BIA Building 2, 1011 Indian School Road, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 332, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 Email: Phone: (505) 563-5260

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected based on the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator. Final determination made by the Director, BIE, based on the Coordinator's recommendation.

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