Indian Child Welfare Act Title II Grants

To promote the stability and security of American Indian tribes and families by protecting American Indian children and preventing the separation of American Indian families and providing assistance to Indian tribes in the operation of child and family service programs designed to prevent the break up
families.
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.

Information can be secured from the Agency Superintendents and from Regional Directors.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation, The $ 382,168   2019-10-012022-09-30
Comanche Nation $ 213,335   2019-01-012021-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 121,935   2019-01-012021-12-31
Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $ 17,439   2019-01-012021-12-31
Seminole Tribe Of Florida, Inc., The $ 814,261   2001-02-062021-09-30
Catawba Indian Nation $ 347,347   2017-01-012020-12-31
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 663,691   2012-09-302020-09-30
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation $ 271,980   2016-10-012020-09-30
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe $ 196,907   2017-09-202020-09-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 673,024   2016-10-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

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

Uses and Use Restrictions

Operation and maintenance of counseling facilities, family assistance (homemaker and home counselors), protective day care, and after school care, recreational activities, respite care, employment of professionals to assist tribal courts personnel, education and training, foster care subsidy programs, legal advice and representation, home improvement programs with the primary emphasis of upgrading unsafe home environments, preparation and implementation of child welfare codes, and providing matching shares for other Federal programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

American Indian children and families.

Credentials/Documentation

Initial application must be accompanied by an authorizing 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application procedures are contained in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart C 'Grants to Indian Tribes for Title II Indian Child and Family Service Programs.' The application must contain the information specified in Section 23.33 'Tribal Government Application Content.' Completed applications should be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or regional office listed in Appendix IV.

Award Procedures

In most instances, awards can be approved at the agency or regional level. The dollar value of the grant depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget formulation process.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Indian Child Welfare Act; Public Law 95-608, 92 Stat. 3075, 25 U.S.C. 1901.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

An unsuccessful applicant may appeal a Bureau of Indian Affairs official's decision under the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart F 'Appeals,' and 25 CFR Part 2 'Appeals from Administrative Actions.'.

Renewals

Grants may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the grantee. 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

Grants are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the tribe/grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required.

Program accomplishment reporting requirements are specified in 25 CFR Part 23, Subpart E, Section 23.47 'Reports and Availability of Information to Indians.'.

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

14-2100-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$26,449 to $750,000; $60,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR 23; 25 CFR 2.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Information can be secured from the Agency Superintendents and from Regional Directors. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.

Headquarters Office

Deputy Director, Office of Tribal Services, Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, N.W., MS 320 SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7640.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Only applicants who received Indian Child Welfare Act Title II grants in 1994 and who meet the requirements contained in 25 CFR Part 23 will be funded if the program has been prioritized by the individual Indian tribe through participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Priority Allocation budget formulation process.



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