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Ironworker Training Program

Number: 15.146
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
15.146 Ironworker Training Program
Federal Agency (030):
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
Authorization (040):
Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956, Public Law 84-959, 70 Stat. 986, as amended; Public Law 88-230, 77 Stat. 471, 25 U.S.C. 309.
Objectives (050):
To provide ironworker vocational training, apprenticeships, and job placement to eligible American Indians through the National Ironworkers Training Program, located in Broadview, Illinois.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Eligible American Indians who reside on or near an Indian reservation may receive vocational training in ironworking and assistance with job placement upon completion of the program.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Applicants must be an American Indian who is a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
American Indian who is a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government, at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Complete information on beneficiary eligibility is found in 25 CFR, Part 26.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency Superintendent or authorized Tribal representative that indicates the applicant is an enrolled member or registered with a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants should apply for program services on Bureau of Indian Affairs Form BIA-8205 at the nearest Bureau Employment Assistance office or tribal government office.
Award Procedure (093):
Individual applications are processed at the Bureau agency or tribal contract offices to determine eligibility.
Deadlines (094):
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
1 to 90 days.
Appeals (096):
Appeals may be made to the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Agency Superintendent or to the Regional Director. The complete appeal process for an individual is found in 25 CFR, Part 2, "Appeals of Administrative Actions." Appeals of a Tribal contractor's decision must be made under the Tribe's appeal procedures.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Assistance for Ironworker training is not to exceed 12 weeks. Payments for subsistence and related training costs are released as required by beneficiary. Job placement assistance is provided upon completion of training. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: None.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
No reports are required.
Audits (112):
No audits are required for this program.
Records (113):
None.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 10 $500,000; FY 11 est $500,000; and FY 12 est $500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Students receive $185 per week for the duration of the program for room and board and miscellaneous expenses. Work clothes and tools are also provided.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
25 CFR 26.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed at the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. For direct contact: , Mr. Russell Geishwnd, Director, National Ironworkers Training Program for American Indians, 1819 Beach Street, Broadview, Illinois 60153. Telephone (708)345-2344.
Headquarters Office (152):
Lynn Forcia, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Ave., N.W., MS-20-SIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20245 Phone: (202) 219-5270.
Website Address (153):
http://www.doi.gov/bia/ecodev/index.htm; http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Applications are received for both vocational training and direct employment participants. Final determination to fund an application is based on the individual's eligibility.