Administrative Cost Grants for Indian Schools

To provide grants to tribes and tribal organizations operating schools for the purpose of paying administrative and indirect costs.

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 Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
The Cherokee Nation $ 35,062,275   2019-07-012023-09-30
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma $ 17,596,009   2019-07-012023-09-30
Kickapoo Nation School $ 7,100,499   2019-07-012022-09-30
Muscogee (creek) Nation, The $ 6,049,133   2019-07-012022-09-30
Chickasaw Nation $ 4,821,534   2019-07-012022-09-30
Chickasaw Nation $ 1,462,576   2018-07-012019-12-30
Kickapoo Nation School $ 1,551,899   2018-07-012019-12-30
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma $ 4,589,749   2018-07-012019-12-30
Chickasaw Nation $ 930,120   2017-07-012018-09-30
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma $ 4,299,659   2016-07-012017-09-30

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 may be used for program services related to administrative overhead, operations necessary to meet requirements of the law, prudent management practices, and other necessary support functions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or Tribal Organizations operating a Bureau of Indian Education funded school.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations operating a Bureau funded elementary or secondary school under a Public Law 100.297 grant or Public Law 93-638 Self-determination Contract with the Bureau of Indian Education.


Approved status as a Public Law 100-297 Grant or a Public Law 93-638 Self Determination Contract School. 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. No separate application is required. The additional allocation will be calculated by the Bureau of Indian Education and added to the underlying award.

Award Procedures

The headquarters office calculates the amount of the award and the grantee is notified by the BIE Education Line Officer.


Not Applicable.


Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.; Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.; Tribally Controlled Schools Act, 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


An applicant who disputes the amount of the award 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 are renewed automatically based on satisfactory performance by the grantee.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Public Law 25 U.S.C. 2008(a). 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 available on July 1 and December 1 each year and remain available without fiscal year limitation until expended by the contractor/grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements


Narrative Report and a program evaluation by an impartial third party such as an accrediting agency.

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

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $127,600 to $1,166,200; Average $405,967.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR 39; 25 CFR 45; 25 CFR 900.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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

Headquarters Office

Joe Herrin Headquarters Office: Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3609 MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Phone: (202)208-7658

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants meeting eligibility criteria are funded.

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