Program Office: Office of Indian Education
CFDA Number: 84.299A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Demonstration Grants for Indian Children
This program is designed to improve the education opportunities and achievement of preschool,
elementary, and secondary school Indian children by developing, testing, and demonstrating effective services and programs.
The absolute funding priorities for the program in FY 2009 limit project services to: (1) school readiness
projects that provide age appropriate educational programs and language skills to three- and
four-year-old Indian students to prepare them for successful entry into school at the kindergarten
level; and (2) college preparatory programs for secondary school students designed to increase
competency and skills in challenging subject matter, including mathematics and science, to enable
Indian students to transition to postsecondary education.