ERIC Number: ED168787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-13
Reference Count: N/A
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Needs to Determine How Well Its Indian Training Program is Working and Assist Tribes in Their Training Efforts. Report of the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Comments from program directors, Indian contractors, and tribal leaders are considered in the report of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (B.I.A.) Indian Action Team Program, implemented in 1972 to provide Indian people living on reservations with job training through Indian Technical Assistance Center contracts with tribal groups. Funding was $66.2 million to 1977, when there were 63 contracts. The B.I.A., through its Indian Technical Assistance Center, needs to determine the effectiveness of the training program by establishing evaluation measurements and then modifying the Indian contracts to reflect the measurement criteria and reporting requirements. The Center should evaluate the contractors' performance to determine which programs should not continue to be funded. Proposed programs should be evaluated and the best ones funded when money becomes available. In addition, the B.I.A. should assist tribes in their training efforts by reviewing all Indian Action Team Program contracts with Indian contractors to determine the need for technical assistance and then providing it. Benefits to the tribes from the program include job training, substantial improvements to various Indian facilities, and increased pride. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.