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Department of Education-Indian Education Title VI (A, Subpart I) Formula Grants

Federal Agency/Bureau
Department of Education
Program Name
Indian Education Title VI (A, Subpart I) Formula Grants
Program Overview

This program is designed to address the unique cultural, language, and educationally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children. The programs funded are to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of Indian students and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standard. The program is the Department's principal vehicle for addressing the particular needs of Indian children.While adhering to all related program requirements, grantees will provide participant Native American/American Indian and Alaska Native PreK-12 students with valid ED506 forms or who are included in an approved BIE ISEP Count with highly-relevant, culturally-based academic learning experiences that improve their skill-set(s), while addressing the needs of the “whole child/person.”



Type of Funding


Link to application site, NOFO, FOA, or (if different from program website above)
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) or Federal Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Type


Important Dates (if applicable)

Part I of Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) Applications Available: February 6, 2023. Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part I March 10, 2023. Part II of EASIE Applications Available: April 3, 2023. Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part II: May 12, 2023.

FY2023 Appropriations Amount

Total Amount:$110,381,000

Amount Available Towards Broadband (if specified): Not Specified

Matching Requirement


Complementary Federal Funding Option

OIE Formula Grants can be combined under a Title I Comprehensive Schoolwide Program, as well as be awarded as complementary grants to other federal awards as long as grantees adhere to our supplement not supplant and maintenance of effort rules.

Broadband-related Program Purpose/Eligible Expenditures
If "Other", Program Purpose(s)

Grant can only be used to assist LEAs in developing and implementing educational programs to support eligible Indian students. (ESEA § 6111). Additionally, these funds can only be used for activities that are permitted under the statute (ESEA § 6115(b)) and are identified in a grantee’s annual application. Additionally, these funds are subject to the supplement not supplant requirement in ESEA § 6114(c)(1). Because of these statutory restrictions on the use of funds, all affirmative responses to this Eligible Expenditures question are contingent on the activity being designed in such a way that it meets these statutory restrictions. For example, a grantee could choose to use program funds to support “mobile hotspots” if the hotspots are for eligible Indian students, the activity is supplemental to the LEA’s existing efforts, is determined by OIE to be an activity authorized under the statute, and is included in the grantee’s approved application.

Speed/Technical Requirement for Broadband Infrastructure

Not Applicable

If "Other", Eligible Recipient(s)

LEAs that enroll a threshold number of eligible Indian children, certain schools funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Indian tribes, Indian organizations and Indian community based organizations under certain conditions, also may apply. In order to participate in the Title VI Indian Education Formula Grant program, eligible applicants must have a minimum of 10 Indian students enrolled in the LEA or not less than 25 percent of the total number enrollment. Exceptions - - The enrollment requirement does not apply in Alaska, California or Oklahoma or to LEAs located on, or in proximity to, a reservation.

Grant Beneficiaries (if different from eligible recipients)

Not Applicable 

Publicly-available programmatic data

Not Applicable

Contact Information

Dr. Crystal C. Moore E-mail: Telephone: (202) 215-3964

Additional Information

This is one of a number of Department programs that provides funds that may be used to support broadband access. The allowability of costs is always situation and program specific. For that reason, if you decide to use funds under one of these programs for costs related to broadband access, you must be sure that the use of the funds is, under the specific circumstances of the expenditure and the program authority selected, 4 reasonable and necessary for the purposes of that program, and does not violate other program requirements, such as supplement not supplant, if it applies to program. We
also note that, while funds under one of these programs can be used on broadband access, the programs’ purpose is not primarily focused on that issue.


April 2023

Funding Guide