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.
Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
FOCUS funds may be used for staff development and to implement proven instructional strategies designed to achieve annual growth for all students and ?catch-up? growth for students performing below grade level expectations in reading and math.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with Bureau-funded schools may apply to administer the program.
Children between the ages of 5 and 21 who are members of or are at least a one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Tribe should contact the Education Line Officer.
The BIE conducts a thorough review of all BIE schools? AYP status and data. The BIE then funds schools that are at the cusp of nearly meeting AYP status. Applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.
Jun 01, 2013 June 01, 2013 applications should be submitted no later than June 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to begin the program.
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.; The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110, 20 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applications by Tribal governments to administer the program will be processed within 90 days; and or after AYP determination is made by BIE.
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 are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Funds are added to the recipient school?s Public Law 100-297 Grant or Public Law 93-638 Contract on July 1. Awards to Tribal Governments to administer the program may be renewed every year based upon satisfactory performance. A notice of intent to participate should be submitted yearly.
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: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports, annual participation data, and other program data requested are required.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required.
Performance monitoring is 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.
(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 $100,000 to $225,000; Average $153,333.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Use of funds must meet the purpose and intent of funding.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See BIE Education Line Officers' addresses in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Joel Longie 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (505) 563-5250
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Proposals are selected based on school performance as measured by their state?s achievement test and the review of the team appointed by the Coordinator.