ERIC Number: ED205358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Programs of Assistance to American Indians. A Report Prepared for the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs of the United States Senate, Ninety Seventh Congress, First Session.
Jones, Richard S.
Updated information provided by 20 executive agencies of the Federal Government describes (1) programs specifically designed to benefit Indian tribes and individuals; (2) programs which specifically include Indians or Indian tribes as eligible beneficiaries; and (3) programs which may not specifically denominate Indians or Indian tribes as eligible beneficiaries, but which are deemed to be of special interest to Indians. Most entries include: name, nature and purpose of program; eligibility requirements; information sources; application procedures and deadlines; authorizing legislation; administering agency; available assistance; use restrictions; fiscal year 1978-81 appropriations; obligations incurred; local and Washington contacts; and related programs. Programs sponsored by the Department of Education include grants to local educational agencies, adult Indian education, grants to Indian-controlled schools, fellowships for Indian students, resource and evaluation centers, vocational education program for Indian tribes and organizations, basic educational opportunity grant programs, bilingual education (Title VII), ethnic heritage studies, and grants to strengthen developing institutions of higher education. The Bureau of Indian Affairs Offices of Indian Education Programs, Indian Services, Tribal Resources, Trust Responsibility, and Administration list a total of 37 programs. (NEC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Health Services, Housing, Natural Resources, Program Descriptions, Social Services
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.