Career and Technical Education - Grants to Native Americans and Alaska Natives

To make grants, cooperative agreements, or enter into contracts with Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, plan, conduct, and administer programs or portions of programs authorized by and consistent with the Carl D.

Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: Career and technical education programs for secondary, postsecondary, and adult students.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Little Traverse Bay Bands Of Odawa Indians $ 1,473,037   2019-01-012022-12-30
Northwest Indian College $ 318,000   2022-04-222022-09-30
Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc., The $ 488,273   2021-10-012022-09-30
Little Wound School Board, Inc. $ 139,777   2021-10-012022-09-30
Citizen Potawatomi Nation $ 0   2021-10-012022-09-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 180,553   2021-10-012022-09-30
College Of Menominee Nations $ 532,302   2021-10-012022-09-30
Cherokee Boys Club, Inc., The $ 302,759   2021-10-012022-09-30
Chief Leschi Schools $ 180,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Sitting Bull College $ 454,630   2021-10-012022-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

To provide career and technical education opportunities for Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate, in accordance with 34 CFR 75.253.

For assistance with restricted indirect cost rates call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, and consortia of any of these entities may apply.

Additionally, Bureau-funded schools proposing to use their award to assist secondary schools operated and supported by the U.S.

Department of the Interior to carry out career and technical education programs may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaska Natives, and Bureau-funded schools except for Bureau-funded schools proposing to use their grants to support secondary school CTE programs.


Allowability of costs is determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 'Costs Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments' and OMB Circular No. A-21 'Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.'. 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. Application notices and Application Packages are published in the Federal Register. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with program announcements and Application Packages are published in the Federal Register.

Award Procedures

Applications are approved using the selection criteria established in the program's notice inviting applications for new awards.


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


Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, Title I, Section 116, 20 U.S.C 2326.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 to 150 days after deadline for transmitting applications.


After receiving written notice that the Department of Education will not award a grant, the eligible applicant has 30 calendar days to request, in writing, a hearing to review the Department's decision. (20 U.S.C. 2326(b)(2); 25 U.S.C. 450(f)).


Continuation awards are made annually, for a maximum of 5 years, subject to the availability of appropriations and each grant recipient's performance as shown in end-of-year performance reports.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Specific reporting requirements are contained in the notice inviting applications and in grant award documents; program reports required semi-annually and annually.

Cash reports required annually.

Specific progress report requirements will be included in the grant documents.

Specific expenditure report requirements will be included in the grant documents.

Specific performance report requirements will be included in the grant documents.


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.


In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years from the time that work carried out under the project is completed.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $13,969,975; FY 17 est $13,969,975; and FY 18 est $11,868,738

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $300,000-$600,000 Average award: $450,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR Parts 74,75,77,80,81,82,84,85,86,97,98 and 99. EDGAR, NACTEP Federal Register notice of February 26, 2013 (78 FR 13030 and Application Package).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Linda Mayo, Department of Education, OCTAE Division of Academic and Technical Education 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202-7241 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7792.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection criteria were published in the notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013 (78 FR 13030).

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