Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions

To make grants to eligible tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions to provide career and technical education (CTE) services and basic support for the education and training of Indian students.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available 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
Navajo Technical College $ 22,233,631   2019-09-012022-08-31
United Tribes Technical College $ 7,958,169   2019-08-012022-07-31
Navajo Technical College $ 58,864,454   2010-09-012019-08-31
United Tribes Technical College $ 37,410,981   2010-08-012019-07-31
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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

Funds may be used to train teachers, purchase equipment, provide instructional services, and provide institutional support related to CTE activities carried out under the grant.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements.

However, the statute authorizes grantee institutions not to use a restricted indirect cost rate (20 U.S.C.


For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group (202) 708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution that: (1) Is formally controlled, or has been formally sanctioned or chartered, by the governing body of an Indian tribe or Indian tribes; (2) offers a technical degree- or certificate-granting program; (3) is governed by a board of directors or trustees, a majority of whom are Indians; (4) demonstrates adherence to stated goals, a philosophy, or a plan of operation, that fosters individual Indian economic and self-sufficient opportunity, including programs that are appropriate to stated tribal goals of developing individual entrepreneurships and self-sustaining economic infrastructures on reservations; (5) has been in operation for at least 3 years; (6) holds accreditation with or is a candidate for accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting authority for postsecondary vocational and technical education; (7) enrolls the full-time equivalent of not less than 100 students, of whom a majority are Indians; and (8) receives no Federal funds under the Tribally Controlled College or University Act of 1978 or the Navajo Community College Act may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Indian students and tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions not receiving Federal funds under the Tribally Controlled College or University Act of 1978 or the Navajo Community College Act may benefit.


Signature by authorized designated official on the application is required. Allowability of costs is determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 'Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.'. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications must be prepared and submitted to the Department of Education in accordance with program announcements and established deadlines as published in the Federal Register.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed in accordance with Federal Register program notices inviting applications and the regulations in 34 CFR Part 75.


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


Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, Section 117, 20 U.S.C 2327.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 to 150 days after deadline for transmitting applications.


The statute authorizing this program provides applicants with a statutory complaint resolution procedure for grant determinations and calculations (20 U.S.C. 23279(g)).


Continuation awards are made to grantees contingent upon the availability of appropriations and subject to grantees submitting acceptable performance reports, in accordance with 34 CFR 75.253.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 20 U.S.C. 2327(c)(1). This program has a statutory formula that is triggered in any year in which the sums appropriated for the program are not sufficient to pay in full the total amount that approved applicants are eligible to receive. (20 U.S.C. 2327(c)(1)). This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The project period is up to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees must submit financial status, performance, and expenditure reports, as required by the Department of Education General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 75.720.

Specific reporting requirements are discussed in the program's Federal Register program announcements and in the award document.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

The Department monitors grantee performance under this program.


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 $8,286,000; FY 17 est $8,286,000; and FY 18 est $8,270,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Estimated range: $2,500,000-$5,000,000; Estimated average: $3,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98 and 99 and the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program Federal Register notice inviting applications of May 15, 2007 (72 FR 27297) and Application Package.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Gwen Washington Department of Education, OCTAE, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7790

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection criteria were published in the notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register on May 15,2007. (72 FR 27297).

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