ERIC Number: ED461445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Formula Grant Application Process.
Brayboy, Mary; Garcia, Bernard
The Indian Education Formula Grant Program promotes high-quality student content and performance standards and strategies that build on Indian cultures and native languages. The purpose of the program is to support local education agencies in their efforts to provide Indian students the opportunity to achieve these high standards and meet the special educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students. This document details the process of applying for a formula grant under this program. It gives a month-by-month timeline of activities in the application cycle, the essential components of the required comprehensive plan, parent committee involvement, allowable project activities, measurable student outcome objectives, and a list of tentative workshop locations. A question and answer section provides guidance in the development of formula grant applications/projects. It covers definitions, student activities, eligibility, steps involved in developing a program and submitting an application, requirements for a comprehensive plan and parent committee, needs assessment, multi-year applications, evaluation of program effectiveness, public hearings, Indian tribe application, requirements for BIA-funded schools, inclusion of formula grant funds in Title I schoolwide projects, student count, maintenance of effort, grant amount calculation, and requirement exceptions for BIA-funded schools or eligible tribal applicants. (Appended are 23 "Q&A's" designed to give guidance in the development of Formula Grant applications/projects.) (SAS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Grantsmanship, Parent Participation, Program Proposals, School Districts, Tribes
For full text (2001 update): http://www.nwrac.org/links/titleg/iasconference.ppt.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Indian Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Indian Education Act 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972