FR Doc 05-522
[Federal Register: January 11, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 7)]
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[CFDA 84.060A]

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies--
Notice Inviting Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005

AGENCY: Office of Indian Education.
    Purpose: The Indian Education Formula Grant program provides grants 
to support local educational agencies (LEAs) and other eligible 
entities (described elsewhere in this notice) in their efforts to 
reform and improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve 
Indian students. The programs funded are to be based on challenging 
State academic content and student academic achievement standards used 
for all students, and be designed to assist Indian students to meet 
those standards. Section 7116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), also authorizes, upon the Secretary's 
receipt of an acceptable plan for the integration of education and 
related services, the consolidation of funds for any Federal program 
exclusively serving Indian children, or the funds reserved under any 
Federal program to exclusively serve Indian children, that are awarded 
under a statutory or administrative formula, for the purposes of 
providing education and related services that would be used to serve 
Indian students. Instructions for submitting an integration of services 
plan are included in the application package.
    Eligible Applicants: LEAs, certain schools funded by the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs and Indian tribes under certain conditions, as 
prescribed by section 7112(c) of the ESEA.
    Applications Available: January 12, 2005.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 28, 2005.
    Applications not meeting the deadline will not be considered for 
funding in the initial allocation of awards. However, if funds become 
available after the initial allocation of funds, applications not 
meeting the deadline may be considered for funding if the Secretary 
determines, under section 7118(d) of the ESEA, that reallocation of 
those funds to applicants filing after the deadline would best assist 
in advancing the purposes of the program. However, the amount and date 
of an individual award, if any, may be less than the applicant would 
have received had the application been submitted on time.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 11, 2005.
    Available Funds: $95,165,536.

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    Estimated Range of Awards: $4,000 to $2,215,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $79,503.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1,197.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Project Period: Up to 24 months for new applications.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants 
except federally recognized Indian tribes.

    For Applications or Information Contact: Cathie Martin, Office of 
Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW., room 5C152, Washington, DC. 20202-6335. Telephone: (202) 260-3774. 
An electronic version of the application is available at:

    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
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diskette) on request to the person listed in this section.
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7421.

    Dated: January 5, 2005.
Victoria Vasques,
Deputy Under Secretary and Director for Indian Education.
[FR Doc. 05-522 Filed 1-10-05; 8:45 am]