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Tribal Education Department Grant Program Announcement

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) hereby solicits grant proposals from federally-recognized tribes and their tribal education departments (TEDs) for projects defined by 25 USC § 2020. These funds will assist tribes in the development and operation of tribal education departments for the purpose of planning and coordinating all educational programs of the tribe. These funds will support the development of TEDs to improve educational outcomes for students and improve efficiencies and effectiveness in the operation of BIE-funded schools. Grant awards are subject to the availability of funds as appropriated by Congress.

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Federal Register Notice: Tribal Education Department Grant Program

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) announces the availability of grants to tribes and their tribal education departments for projects identified at 25 U.S.C. 2020. This notice invites tribes with BIE-funded schools on or near Indian lands to submit grant proposals.

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News Release: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $2 million in Grants to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments

Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $2 million in Grants to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments. Funds will enable tribes to plan for directly operating BIE-funded schools on their lands and improving student educational outcomes.

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Bureau of Indian Education National Directory

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) National Directory is now available. The Directory provides contact information for the BIE Central Office, Division of Performance & Accountability, Division of Administration, Human Resources, Associate Deputy Director Offices, BIE and BIA Facilities Managers, BIE operated schools, tribally controlled schools and post secondary institutions.

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Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Haskell Indian Nations University

On Friday, May 8, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver the commencement address at the Haskell Indian Nations University 2015 Graduation Ceremony. Haskell is commemorating its 130th year of providing education and opportunity to Native American communities nationwide.

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Tribal Education Department Pre-Grant Application Training Sessions

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will provide pre-grant application training at several sites to support interested tribes and tribal education departments (TED) in applying for TED grants. BIE will offer three training sessions, one via webinar and two in person, between May 18, 2015 and June 1, 2015.

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WEBINAR: Calculating the ISEP Funding and Formula

This webinar is a continuation of the BIE Basics on the BIE Budget. This presentation will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 4:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and will discuss the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP). ISEP formula funds are the primary funding for basic and supplemental educational programs at BIE-funded elementary and secondary schools. In SY 2015-2016, this funding will support an estimated 48,000 individual students with a calculated 41,330 Average Daily Membership (ADM) at BIE schools and dormitories.

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WEBINAR: Calculating Administrative Support Cost

This webinar is a continuation of the BIE Basics on the BIE Budget. This presentation will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will discuss the Administrative Support Grant, also known as the Tribal Support Cost. Administrative cost covers the cost of necessary administrative functions which the tribe or tribal organization incurs as a result of operating a BIE funded tribal elementary or secondary school.

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Webinar- BIE Basics: Introduction to the BIE’s Budget Process

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will be conducting a webinar, BIE Basics: Introduction to the BIE's Budget Process, to keep our stakeholders informed about the BIE. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT.During this 90-minute presentation, BIE Director, Dr. Charles Roessel; Ms. Vicki Forrest, Deputy Bureau Director, School Operations; and Dr. Joe Herrin, Financial Systems Specialist, will provide an overview of the purpose of and types of funding. They will cover the Indian School Equalization Program funds, Education Program Management funds, Administrative Support funds, the Department of Education funds, and more. Presenters will also explain the purpose of funds, funding flow, and budget development process

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BIE Monthly Stakeholder Call

Please join the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) for our second monthly stakeholder call on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m EDT. These stakeholder calls, held on the first Tuesday of each month, are part of BIE’s effort to improve communication and create an ongoing dialog among key stakeholders and BIE leadership about the proposed reorganization of BIE. We welcome your questions and feedback as we move forward with the BIE reorganization and work together to improve educational opportunities for Native youth.

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As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.

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