Indian Education -- Special Programs for Indian Children

The objective of 84.299A is to support projects (1) to develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve educational opportunities and achievement of Indian children.

The objective of 84.299B is to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in teaching
or other education professions that serve Indian people, to provide training to qualified Indian individuals to enable such individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel, and to improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in education professions.

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
Karuk Tribe $ 417,442   2021-11-292022-11-28
Douglas Indian Association $ 499,904   2021-11-292022-11-28
Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes $ 348,303   2021-11-292022-11-28
Forest County Potawatomi Community $ 495,319   2021-11-292022-11-28
San Carlos Apache Tribal Council $ 459,006   2021-11-292022-11-28
Pinoleville Pomo Nation $ 399,999   2021-11-292022-11-28
Aleut Community Of Saint Paul Island $ 485,152   2021-11-292022-11-28
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 482,172   2021-11-292022-11-28
Kenaitze Indian Tribe $ 372,436   2021-11-292022-11-28
Lac Courte Oreilles Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Of Wi $ 412,167   2021-11-292022-11-28

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

84.299A: Under the absolute priorities that the Department has implemented for this program, grants support Native youth community projects to support community-driven, comprehensive projects to help American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children become college- and career-ready.

84.299B: Grants support professional development projects that increase the number and skills of qualified Indian teachers and administrators who serve Indian people.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For Demonstration grants (84.299A), eligible applicants include State educational agencies (SEAs); local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law; Indian tribes; Indian organizations; federally supported elementary or secondary schools for Indian students (including Department of the Interior/Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools); Indian institutions (including Indian institutions of higher education); or a consortium of any of these entities.

For Professional Development grants (84.299B), eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, including Indian institutions of higher education; SEAs or LEAs in consortium with an institution of higher education; Indian tribes or organizations in consortium with an institution of higher education; and Department of the Interior/Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools in consortium with an institution of higher education.

LEAs include charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law.

Beneficiary Eligibility

SEAs, LEAs, Indian students, and teachers and administrators will benefit.


Documentation requirements are in statute and regulations. 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 eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Details of the application process are published annually in the federal register in a notice inviting applications. Successful applicants are subject to the requirement of applicable OMB Circulars on grant award agreements.

Award Procedures

The Department awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The program office notifies successful and unsuccessful applicants of awards and awards grants. Contact the program office for more information.


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


Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title VI, Part A, Subpart 2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60-120 days following the application deadline.


Not Applicable.


299A: Applicants may apply for a project period of not more than three years, and the Secretary may renew for an additional period of not more than 2 years if the Secretary finds that the grantee is achieving the objectives of the grant. 299B: Applicants may apply for a project period of not more than three years, and the Secretary may renew for an additional period of not more than 2 years if the Secretary finds that the grantee is achieving the objectives of the grant. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and substantial progress by the grantee.

Assistance Considerations

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 for a period of up to 4 years; continuations awards are contingent on performance and the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program must submit to the Secretary an annual report of its operations and activities.

Each annual report must include: (1) an executive summary; (2) project status; (3) budget information; and (4) supplemental information.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.


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. Audits may be conducted by the Department's Office of Inspector General staff make site visits. Audits are periodic with no set schedule.


In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for 3 years after the end of the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $37,993,000; FY 17 est $57,993,000; and FY 18 est $37,921,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See 34 CFR 263, 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Bernard Garcia, Office of Indian Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 260-1454.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are contained in EDGAR and 34 CFR 263; contact the program office for additional information.

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