FR Doc 06-1865
[Federal Register: February 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 39)]
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[CFDA 84.060A]

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education; Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education 
Agencies--Notice Inviting Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006

Supplementary Information

    Purpose of Program: The Indian Education Formula Grant program 
provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs) and other 
eligible entities described in this notice in their efforts to reform 
and improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian 
students. The Department will fund programs designed to assist Indian 
students to meet the same challenging State academic content and 
student academic achievement standards used for all students. In 
addition, under section 7116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), the Secretary will, upon receipt of an 
acceptable plan for the integration of education and related services, 
authorize the entity receiving the funds under this program to 
consolidate, in accordance with the entity's plan, the 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 
to the entity, for the purposes of providing education and related 
services to Indian students. Instructions for submitting an integration 
of education and related services plan are included in the application 
    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: February 28, 2006.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 30, 2006.
    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 
length 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 30, 2006.
    Available Funds: $95,331,060.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $4,000 to $2,215,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $79,642.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1,197.

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

    Project Period: 12 months.
    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.

    Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the following 
key performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of the Formula 
Grants to Local Educational Agency program: (1) The percentage of 
American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8 who are at 
or above the basic level in reading on the National Assessment of 
Educational Progress (NAEP); and (2) the percentage of American Indian 
and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8 who are at or above the 
basic level in mathematics on NAEP.
    For Applications or Further Information Contact: Lana Shaughnessy, 
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 Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package or a copy of this document in an alternative format (e.g., 
Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to 
the person listed in this section.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.

    Dated: February 23, 2006.
Henry L. Johnson,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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