Indian Education Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance

To provide funds to BIE funded elementary schools, secondary schools and peripheral dormitories for facilities operations and maintenance.



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.

Applications may be filed with the local BIE Education Line Office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.bie.edu




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Kickapoo Nation School $ 1,833,716   2017-07-012019-09-30
The Cherokee Nation $ 8,020,566   2017-07-012018-09-30
Muscogee Creek Nation $ 1,381,206   2017-07-012018-09-30
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma $ 4,405,112   2017-07-012018-09-30
Chickasaw Nation $ 1,598,717   2015-07-012017-09-30
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma $ 4,823,941   2015-07-012016-09-30
Kickapoo Nation School $ 2,239,286   2014-07-012016-09-30
Muscogee Creek Nation $ 1,799,220   2015-07-012016-09-30
Muscogee Creek Nation $ 2,853,793   1991-12-122015-09-30
Chickasaw Nation $ 1,303,458   1991-12-172015-09-30



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 salaries and related expenses of maintenance personnel, utilities, maintenance of school grounds, supplies, equipment, materials, and for minor repairs to facilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded elementary school, secondary school or peripheral dormitory.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and occupants and visitors of BIE funded elementary or secondary schools or peripheral dormitories.

Credentials/Documentation

Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. If the school serves students from multiple tribes, resolutions from tribal governing bodies representing at least 90 percent of the students are required. 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial applications for status as a contract school must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, 'Contract Proposal Contents.' Initial applications for status as a grant school should be developed in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.

Award Procedures

Applications should be submitted to the BIE Education Line Officer (ELO) who will ensure that the application is complete. The application is forwarded by the ELO to the Director, Office of Indian Education Programs, with a recommendation for approval or disapproval. The dollar value of the awards is based upon school age and condition, size, utilities costs, and other pertinent factors.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq., Public Law 103-413, Title II Tribal Self-Governance Act, Indian Education Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-561, 25 U.S.C. 2001; Tribally Controlled Schools Act, Public Law 100-297, and 25 U.S.C. 2501.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications will be processed within 90 to 180 days.

Appeals

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.

Renewals

Awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee and continued use of the facilities. 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 based on appropriations and need.

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 and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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.

Records

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

14-2100-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable - Direct Payments for Specified Use - Appropiation/Grant) FY 16 est. $124,985,000/S74,991,000 FY 2014 Operations $55,668,000/;32,856,345 Maintenance $48,396,000/26,272,194; FY 2015 est. Operations $55,865,000/33,591,000;Maintenance $48,591,000/29,754,000; FY 2016 est. Operations $66.098.000/$39,659,000;Maintenance $58,887,000/$35,332,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123): FY 2014 Range was $58,374 to $2,385,121; Average $533,888. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or tribal organizations currently served by a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded elementary school, secondary school or peripheral dormitory.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, 'Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments.'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local BIE Education Line Office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Joe Herrin 1849 C Street, NW, MS-4657 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: joe.herrin@bie.gov Phone: (202) 208-7658

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All applicants meeting the requirements of 25 CFR Part 900 or the requirements of the Tribally Controlled Schools Act will be selected if they are currently served by a BIE-funded school.



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