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Alaska Native Educational Programs

Number: 84.356
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
84.356 Alaska Native Educational Programs
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Authorization (040):
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Title VII, Part C.
Objectives (050):
To support projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Native students and to support supplemental education programs that benefit Alaska Natives.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Allowable activities include, but are not limited to: (1) the development of curricula and education programs that address the educational needs of Alaska Native students; (2) the development and operation of student enrichment programs in science and mathematics; (3) professional development activities for educators; (4) family literacy services; and (5) dropout prevention programs. An eligible entity may use not more than 5 percent of the funds received under this program for the administrative costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this Subpart.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Alaska Native organizations, education entities with experience in developing or operating Alaska Native programs or programs of instruction conducted in Alaska Native languages, cultural and community-based organizations with experience in developing or operating programs to benefit Alaska Natives, and consortia of organizations may apply. A State educational agency (SEA) or local educational agency (LEA) may apply as part of a consortium involving an Alaska Native organization. The consortia may include other eligible applicants.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Alaska Natives as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
This program is included under OMB Circular No. A-87. 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 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 (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and any priorities included in the application notice, and includes all required assurances and signatures.
Award Procedure (093):
The Department of Education awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The Program Office notifies successful applicants of awards and negotiates and awards grants. Contact the Program Office for more information.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.
Appeals (096):
The General Education Provisions Act hearing procedures regarding recovery of funds are applicable to this program.
Renewals (097):
Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and substantial progress by the grantee.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
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 (102):
Funds under this program are available for the Department of Education to obligate by September 30 of the fiscal year for which they are appropriated. Once these funds are obligated, they must be expended from the Federal account by September 30 of the subsequent fiscal year. In addition, two years after the grantee's receipt of grant funds, the Secretary may collect any or all funds in a reserve account if the grantee has not made substantial progress or is no longer using the funds for their specified purpose. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and adequate progress on project implementation. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program annually shall submit to the Secretary a report of its operations and activities. Each annual report shall include: (1) An executive summary; (2) information on project status; (3) budget information; and (4) supplemental information. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. No performance monitoring is required.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
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 (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 12 $33,185,161; FY 13 est $31,449,378; and FY 14 est $33,185,161
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Range of new awards: $200,000-$1,000,000; Average new award: $550,000.
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):
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Almita Reed Department of Education, OESE School Improvement Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: almita.reed@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-1979
Website Address (153):
http://www.ed.gov/programs/alaskanative/index.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):
The selection criteria contained in EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210 are used to evaluate applications. Contact the program office for additional information.